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William B. Knox
Full Name: William B. Knox
Date of birth: 1822
Date of death: January 7, 1880

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 30 Aug 7, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3) (4)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
S 30 May 9, 1864 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (5)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
(1) 11th Legislature - 8/7/1866 (Second Day), p. 6. "Senators elected from Districts No. 22, 29, 30, and 15, respectively, came forward and presented their credentials, and took the oath of office and their seats." Senate Journal.
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection in 1866 - "Thirty-three senators were elected to the Eleventh Legislature," p. 58. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(5) William Knox, in special election 4/25/1864, sworn 5/9/1864, succeeded N.A. Mitchell, died after regular session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • William B. Knox, died 1/7/1880 or 1/8/1880, interment in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County. Former Sheriff of Bexar County, Biographical sketch from Combats and Conquests of Immortal Heroes Sung in Song and Told in Story by Charles Merritt, "one of the leading politicians," 1910. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, native of Arkansas, former Sherriff of Bexar County, p. 38. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, District 30. William B. Knox, born ca. 1822 in Arkansas, death date 1/7/1880, San Antonio merchant. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • Son William M. "Billy" Knox, interment in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County, San Antonio Light article 8/5/1908 mentions father William B. Knox "was a member of the senate from Texas in 1866, at which time he still held the rank of brigadier general of the Texas Militia." Find a Grave.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Congressional Districts, Select  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Manufacturing and Commerce  
    Militia (Chair) 
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Finance  
    Frontier Defense and Protection  
    Military Affairs  
    State Affairs  
     

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