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William Woodward William H. Woodward
Full Name: William H. Woodward
Date of birth: August 30, 1817
Date of death: September 22, 1894

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2) (3) (4)   20th (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Port Lavaca / Calhoun   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Victoria, Victoria County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 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).
(4) "William H. Woodward, Port Lavaca," 12/28/1888. San Antonio Daily Light.
(5) "Democrat of the old school," p. 91. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(6) 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).
(7) 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.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, pp. 90-91. "He remained at Indianola until that town was swept away by the cyclone of August 20, 1886, when he removed to Port Lavaca..." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Other Resources
  • William H. Woodward, born 8/30/1817, died 9/22/1894, interment in Taylor City Cemetery, Taylor, Williamson County. Find a Grave.
  • Mortuary, William H. Woodward, 9/23/1894, p. 4. Ex-Senator, died 9/22/1894 at Port Lavaca, located at Indianola in 1852, interment to be in Taylor. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Woodward, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Woodward, 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Commerce and Manufacture  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    North Texas Insane Asylum  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Capitol Dedication Arrangements  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Rules  
    State Asylum  
     

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