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W.M. Jerdone W.M. Jerdone
Full Name: William Macon Jerdone
Date of birth: November 8, 1849
Date of death: November 27, 1900

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda
(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(2) 2-year term; filled unexpired term of Asa Stratton, resigned 05/14/1884. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 19th Legislature - 1/13/1885, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "credentials of the new members were presented" and "had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 341. Born 11/8/1849, moved to Galveston 1874. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • "In a fit of mental derangement: Major W.J. Jerdone attempts suicide by stabbing himself in the stomach," 1/5/1888, p. 8. "He was elected to the state senate from this district in 1884." Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, "Wm. M. Jerome dead; Funeral to occur at 3,30 this afternoon from Grace Church - a distinguished lawyer," 11/28/1900, p. 10. "Hon. William Macon Jerdone died yesterday." Galveston Daily News.
  • "Brilliant mind clouded: Attempted suicide of Hon. W.M. Jerdone, of Galveston," 1/5/1888, p. 2. "In 1884, he was elected to the state senate and served with distinction." San Antonio Daily Express.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.M. Jerdone, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Federal Relations  
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    Public Health (Chair) 
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