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William Rowland Newton

Wm. R. Newton
Full Name: William Rowland Newton, Sr.
Birth date: September 1, 1874
Death date: May 21, 1938

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 45th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/12/1937 - 5/21/1938
(1) Ross Hardin, in special election 7/23/1938, succeeded to unexpired term of William Newton, Sr., died 5/21/1938. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 45th Legislature - Oath of Office Administered to Senators-Elect, 1/12/1937, p. 2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 46th Legislature, R.S., HCR 20, 1/23/1939, p. 250. Relatives: W.R. Newton, Sr. - father, George Mayo Newton - son; as of 1939, only combination of son and father in each branch of the Legislature at the same time, from the same district, in the history of the Legislature. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • William Rowland Newton, birth date 9/1/1874 in Boone County, Arkansas, death date 5/21/1938 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas, physician, surgeon. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Obituary, "Death Claims Dr. W.R. Newton: Prominent Milam County Physician and State Senator Is Buried Sunday, Cameron," The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, 5/26/1938, pp. 1, 12, crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People 1937.

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