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Willis Scott Bledsoe

Full Name: Willis Scott Bledsoe
Date of birth: February 5, 1837
Date of death: February 14, 1877

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 23 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Cleburne / Johnson   Bosque, Callahan, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Jones, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Willis Scott Bledsoe, birth date 2/5/1837, death date 2/14/1877, biographical sketch, portrait, grave marker photo, burial in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Johnson County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • "William Harrison Bledsoe and the Founding of Texas Tech University, " Vol. 78, 2002, pp. 38-53. Relatives: Willis Scott Bledsoe - father; William Harrison Bledsoe - son. West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, 1925.


  • Photograph. W.S. Bledsoe, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.S. Bledsoe, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Indian Affairs  
Judiciary No. 2  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Select  
Towns and City Corporations  

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