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William Henry Parsons
Full Name: William Henry Parsons
Date of birth: April 23, 1826
Date of death: October 3, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Feb 8, 1870 - Dec 4, 1871 12th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Radical Republican Montgomery / Montgomery Senate President Pro Tempore (12th)   Harris, Montgomery
(1) 12th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 5/5/1870, 1st C.S., due to the vacancy in the office of Lieutenant Governor and the absence of the President Pro Tem. Senate Journal.
(2) Parsons resigned 12/4/1871. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) Party affiliation, Radical. Roster of members, 12th Legislature, 1870. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • PARSONS, WILLIAM HENRY (1826-1907). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 106-107. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Military Service Notes
  • 2nd United States Dragoons, Mexican War, fought under Zachary Taylor. Confederate States Army, Colonel, 12th Texas Cavalry Regiment. Biographical sketch, pp. 25, 115. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Immigration (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Nominations by the Governor (Chair) 
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Immigration (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Nominations by the Governor (Chair) 
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Arrested Senators, Select  
    Consider House Message of Russell Impeachment, Select  
    Immigration (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Nominations by the Governor (Chair) 
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Rules and Regulations  

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