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William Lyne Crawford William Lyne Crawford
Full Name: William Lyne Crawford
Date of birth: January 23, 1839
Date of death: February 17, 1920

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Mar 14, 1892 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Rockwall, Tarrant
(1) "Said to be void," 12/2/1891, p. 2; "Think Crawford certainly elected," 12/3/1891, p. 2; "What his leisure means: why the Governor does not order election to fill vacancies," 12/5/1891, p. 6: "The Denton Record-Chronicle states that the tickets used in the election for floater in Dallas and Rockwall counties, containing an error which invalidates Colonel Crawford's election, were sent out by the state, and the mistake, which substituted Thirty-ninth for Thirty-fifth, is inexcusable." Galveston Daily News.
(2) 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., 3/14/1892, p. 2 - J.A. Beall of Ellis, W.L. Crawford of Dallas, and S.G. Ragsdale of Burleson presented their credentials, took oath of office and assumed their seats. House Journal.
(3) William L. Crawford, in special election 12/1/1891, sworn 3/14/1892, succeeded James W. Crayton, Jr., resigned 5/11/1891. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • William Lyne Crawford, birth date 1/23/1839, death date 2/17/1920, biographical sketch ("lawyer and legislator"), interment in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas. Find a Grave.
  • CRAWFORD, WILLIAM LYNE (1839-1920). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography. Marion County, Texas, Biographies. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, 19th Texas Infantry. William Lyne Crawford. Find a Grave.
  • William Lyne Crawford. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • Wm Lyne Crawford, birth date 1/23/1839 in Bardstown, Kentucky, death date 2/17/1920 in Dallas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Obituary, "Col. William L. Crawford dies at his home in Dallas," William Lester [sic] Crawford, 2/18/1920, p. 7; "A mighty oak has fallen," 2/19/1920, p. 6, Democrat. Galveston Daily News.
  • William L. Crawford II/Jr. mentioned in obituary of his father [Meriwether Lewis Crawford], "Judge M.L. Crawford Died Sunday Morning," 5/16/1910, p. 3. Relatives: Col. William L. Crawford - uncle; William L. Crawford II - nephew. Galveston Daily News.
  • Career of William Lyne Crawford discussed in "Col. W.L. Crawford," by Robert E. Cowart. Texas Bar Association: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Session . . . 1922, pp. 194-199. Google Books.
  • Mentioned in CRAWFORD, KATHERINE LESTER (1864-1947). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • W.L. Crawford of Marion listed in Democratic State Convention, 1873, Committee of Platform and Resolutions, p. 158; Democratic State Convention, 1876, delegates to national convention, p. 173. W.L. Crawford of Dallas listed in Democratic State Convention, 1886, Committee of Platform and Resolutions, p. 238; and State Convention of "Gold" Democrats, Presidential Electors, 1896, p. 367. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Lyne Crawford, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  

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