William H. Holland
Full Name: William H. Holland
Date of birth: 1849
Date of death: May 27, 1907
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Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879
Wharton / Wharton
Fort Bend, Waller, Wharton
Representative apportionment - Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. "Thirty-seventh District - The counties of Wharton, Fort Bend and Waller shall elect two representatives; Waller to be the returning county." University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History.
Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
- William H. Holland (1849-1907), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Includes biographical sketch.
Find a Grave.
- Biographical sketch, William H. (W.H.) Holland, born Marshall, Texas, ca. 1841 or 1849, died Mineral Wells, Texas, 5/27/1907.
Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
- HOLLAND, BIRD (1815-1864). Bird Holland, killed in action on 4/8/1864 at the battle of Mansfield, Louisiana. Relatives: Bird Holland - father, William H. Holland - son. Bird Holland - uncle, James Kemp Holland - nephew.
Handbook of Texas Online.
- HOLLAND, WILLIAM H. (1841-1907).
Handbook of Texas Online.
- Biographical sketch, Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics," p. 109.
The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900, 1971.
- Photo, biographical sketch, and descendants, pp. 73-74. Born in 1849.
Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants: a History of the Negro in Texas Politics from Reconstruction to Disfranchisement, 1935.
- Biography and portrait, pp. 98-.
Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
- Biographical sketch, pp. 103-104. Republican; "He lives at the town of Wharton, in Wharton county."
Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
- Biographical sketch, pp. 57-59, born in 1849, "probably the son of Capt. Boyd [Bird] Holland or J.K. Holland." Birth year 1841, death year 1907, Appendix D.
Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
- Biographical sketches of Spearman, Bird, James Kemp, and William H. Holland. Relatives: Spearman and Bird Holland - brothers; Spearman Holland - father, James Kemp Holland - son; Bird Holland - uncle, James Kemp Holland - nephew. Rusk County,
- Marriage notice, "Grand Event in Colored Society," 12/30/1885, p. 6. "He represented Grimes and Waller counties in the fifteenth legislature, and after removing to Austin was twice elected as a county commissioner."
- Mentioned pp. 147-154.
From Slave to Statesman, 1993.
- Biographical information, p. 41.
History of the Republican Party in Texas 1865-1965, 1965.
- "Cousins Meet, Find Relatives," 10/13/2004. Discussion of Spearman, Bird, James Kemp, and William H. Holland. Spearman Holland also served in the Tennessee Legislature from 1831-1833.
- Mentioned, p. 88.
Time of Hope, Time of Despair: Black Texans During Reconstruction, 1981.
- "Kemp Holland, His Children and Grandchildren," research compiled by Sandra G. Holland, Pleasanton, Texas. Bird Holland, birth date 3/23/1815 in Williamson County, Tennessee, death date 4/9/1864 in Pleasant Hill, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
Working File, 2004.
Wm. H. Holland, 21st Legislature, Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature
W.H. Holland, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
William H. (W.H.) Holland, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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