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William W. Davis William Wallace Davis
Full Name: William Wallace Davis
Date of birth: March 15, 1831
Date of death: July 22, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   20th (3) (4)   Democrat Augusta / Houston   Angelina, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison
H 3 Jan 12, 1875 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (5)   Democrat Rusk / Cherokee   Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Trinity
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal.
(5) William W. Davis, in special election 11/3/1874, sworn 1/12/1875, succeeded Frank Rainey, resigned 4/15/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • DAVIS, WILLIAM WALLACE (1831-1910). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 146-147. Died 6/22/1910. The History of Houston County, Texas, 1943.
  • Biographical sketch, born in Houston County 3/15/1831. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, born in Houston County in 1832. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 362. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • W.W. Davis, born 3/15/1831, died 7/22/1910. Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett. Houston County TxGenWeb. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William W. Davis, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William W. Davis, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Employees of the Senate  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Penitentiaries  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stockraising (Chair) 
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Deficiency in Public School Fund and Delay in Payments of Interest on Land Notes  
    Education  
    Frontier Protection  
    New Capitol Construction, Examine  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Health  
    Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Debt  
    State Affairs  
     

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