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William Cavitt William Richard Cavitt
Full Name: William Richard Cavitt
Date of birth: July 4, 1849
Date of death: August 28, 1924

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, William Richard Cavitt, The Cavitt House, by Paul P. Van Riper, March 1995. "William R. Cavitt, known most of his life as 'Major' Cavitt, was born in Wheelock on July 4, 1849." Brazos County Historical Commission.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Major W.R. Cavitt Died Today," 8/28/1924, p. 1. William Richard Cavitt, birth date 7/4/1849, death date 8/28/1924, served Brazos County as representative for two terms. Bryan Eagle.
  • William Richard Cavitt, birth date 7/4/1849, death date 8/28/1924, interment in Bryan City Cemetery, Brazos County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Resident of Bryan Is Dead: Major W.R. Cavitt, Once a Legislator, Succumbs to Illness," 8/29/1924, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Cavitt, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Educational  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Memorial Resolutions for Hons. J.P. Ayres, J.B. Davis, and George Meriwether, Members of the Eighteenth Legislature  
     

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