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William Thomas Oliver

W.T. Oliver
Full Name: William Thomas "Boss Cajun" Oliver
Birth date: February 15, 1926
Death date: January 2, 1999

Terms of Service

  • House, 57th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/10/1961 - 11/23/1962
  • House, 56th Legislature
    1/13/1959 - 1/10/1961
  • House, 55th Legislature
    1/8/1957 - 1/13/1959
(1) Opinion WW-1476 dated 11/15/1962 addresses terms of office for members of the House of Representatives. Newly-elected members may qualify for office and be entitled to a salary on the date the canvassing of the General Election returns is complete. Attorney General of Texas .
(2) "Wilson Opinion Awaited on Exact End of Terms" reports "a legislator can hold office until his successor has qualified or until 'the first of the year. . .'" State canvassing board to certify results of November election on 11/23/1962. Dallas Morning News .
(3) "Senators-Elect Can't Take Oath, Draw Pay Till Jan. 8," Two newly-elected Jefferson County members took oath of office early, on 11/23/1962. "No [House] payroll place left" for Senator-elect Harrington. Dallas Morning News .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • William Thomas Oliver, death date 1/2/1999 in Orange. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 .
  • United States Navy, Cockswain, World War II. Military grave marker, W.T. Oliver, birth date 2/15/1926, death date 1/2/1999, burial in Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Jefferson County. Find a Grave .
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