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Wm. M. Brown William Morton Brown
Full Name: William Morton Brown
Date of birth: February 23, 1839
Date of death: August 2, 1902

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 11, 1881 15th (2)   16th (1)   Democrat Marlin / Falls   Bell, Falls, Milam

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal. April 14, 1876 April 27, 1876
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch in "State Senators Elect: Personal Sketches Completed - Seventeen Lawyers, Seven Grangers, Two Doctors, One Editor and Four Colored Politicians - the Political Structure of the New Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • BROWN, WILLIAM M. (1838-1902). Born 1838. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary, "Col. W.M. Brown Dead," Austin Daily Statesman, 8/3/1902, p. 4. Former Comptroller under Governor Roberts. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 35-37. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 246. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Brown, William Morton. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant in Rock Bridge Artillery Company. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Confederate States Army, Pendleton's Battery, served in Army of Northern Virginia. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Wm. M. Brown, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Lands  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Arrangements, Prepare for Reception of Portrait of General Tom Green on the 4th of July  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Federal Relations  
    General Land Office  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Debt  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  

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