Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

William Crain William Crain
Full Name: William Henry Crain
Date of birth: November 25, 1848
Date of death: February 10, 1896

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Apr 18, 1876 - Aug 20, 1877 15th (1) (2)   Democrat Indianola / Calhoun   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Refugio, Victoria, Wilson
(1) Ellsberry R. Lane, sworn in 16th Legislature, succeeded William H. Crain, resigned 8/20/1877. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 15th Legislature - 4/18/1876, p. 1. All Senators listed in roll call as "Senators elect [who] answered to their names, presented their credentials, and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution"; in drawing of Senatorial terms 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
 
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.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biography, pp. 47-49. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • Report of interview with Senator Crain, a young progressive democrat, on the state of the democratic party, p. 3, 2/12/1880. Galveston Daily News.
  • CRAIN, William Henry (1848-1896). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • CRAIN, WILLIAM HENRY (1848-1896). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Crain, 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
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Printing  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.