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Wilburn Haywood Wiggs

W.H. Wiggs
Full Name: Wilburn Haywood Wiggs
Birth date: October 26, 1873
Death date: February 12, 1949

Terms of Service

  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
  • House, 41st Legislature
    1/8/1929 - 1/13/1931

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Wilburn Haywood Wiggs, birth date 10/26/1873, home address in Paris, Lamar County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 .
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/3/1929, p. 9. Houston Post-Dispatch .
  • Mentioned as a leading proponent of anti-evolution bills in the 1920's, pp. 57-58 (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.; HB 378, 39th Legislature, R.S.; HB 90, 41st Legislature, R.S.). Ledbetter, Patsy. "Defense of the Faith: J. Frank Norris and Texas Fundamentalism, 1920-1929," Arizona and the West, Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring, 1973, pp. 45-62. JSTOR .
  • W.H. Wiggs, minister, age 55 in 1929, born in Texas, Democrat. Obituary, "Former Representative, W.H. Wiggs, Dies at 75," "Special to The News," states: "for many years a Paris Methodist preacher, Wiggs was in the grocery business . . . he was assistant reading clerk in the House of Representative in 1933." Birth date 10/26/1873. Legislative Reference Library Card File .
  • Wilbur H. Wiggs. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arch Hatch celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 7/7/1974. "Mr. and Mrs. Hatch were married at the home of her uncle, the Rev. W.H. (Wilburn) Wiggs of Paris," 6/30/1974, p. II-2. Paris News .
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