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William Coleman William Coleman
Full Name: William Sidney Coleman
Date of birth: October 10, 1841
Date of death: June 12, 1880

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 79 Jan 14, 1879 - Jun 12, 1880 16th (1)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Cherokee, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
H 79 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (2)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Cherokee, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biography, William Sidney Coleman, p. 272. Birth date 10/10/1841. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • William Sidney Coleman, birth date 10/10/1841, death date 6/12/1880, interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Find a Grave.
  • William S. Coleman, Marshall lawyer and Democratic politician, pp. 311-313; "redemption" election of 1878, pp. 350, 353; railroad subsidy issue, pp. 327, 357-358. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Coleman, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 2  
    New Judiciary Article to the Constitution  
    Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Towns and City Corporations  

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