William Ellett

William A. Ellett

Full Name: William A. Ellett
Other surnames: Ellette, Elliott
Date of birth: 1834
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 9 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1)   Republican Clarksville / Red River   Red River, Titus
H 7 Nov 7, 1859 - Feb 5, 1861 8th (2) (3)     Decatur / Wise   Collin, Cooke, Denton

(1) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(2) [In late 1860 and early 1861] legislators Micajah Lewis Armstrong, John L. Haynes, and Robert H. Taylor mailed circulars to their constituencies defending their unpopular Unionist positions. They joined other Unionist legislators and convention delegates on February 6 in issuing an address entreating Texans to reject secession." "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 447. Journal of Southern History.
(3) Thomas Lewellen, sworn 3/18/1861, succeeded William A. Ellett, resigned 2/5/1861. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources


  • Photograph. William Ellett, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. William Ellett, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Ellett, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Abstracts of Land Titles  
Federal Relations  
Judiciary No. 1  
Land Office, Examine Books and Railroad Certificates (Chair) 
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Privileges and Elections  
Superintendent of Public Schools  
8th R.S. - 1859
Indian Affairs  
Joint Indian Affairs  
Land Office  
Public Debt  

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