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Pierce Butler Ward

Pierce B. Ward
Full Name: Pierce Butler Ward, Sr.
Birth date: December 11, 1859
Death date: October 23, 1947

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 40th (6) & 39th (2) (5) Legislatures
    1/13/1925 - 1/8/1929
    Democrat
  • Senate, 32nd (3) & 31st (1) (4) Legislatures
    1/12/1909 - 1/14/1913
    Democrat
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(2) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(3) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/10/1911, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(5) 39th Legislature - All 31 Senators were elected on November 4, 1924, per Secretary of State, oath of office administered, 1/13/1925, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(6) 40th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/11/1927, p. 1. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Pierce Butler Ward, Sr., birth date 12/11/1859 in Clarke County, Mississippi, death date 10/23/1947 in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas, attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Pierce B. Ward (1859-1947), burial in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County. Includes obituary, "Brother-in-Law of Mrs. Davis Died," from The Texas Mesquiter, 10/31/1947. Find a Grave .
  • Obituaries, "Pierce B. Ward, Former Senator Succumbs Today," Cleburne Times-Review, photo, 10/23/1947, p. 1, crediting Johnson County Historical Collective. "Brother-in-Law of Mrs. Davis Died," The Texas Mesquiter, 10/31/1947, p. 1, crediting Mesquite Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . Cleburne Times-Review Texas Mesquiter
  • Biographical sketch, Pierce B. Ward, Volume IV, pp. 52-53. Texas Under Many Flags 1930.
  • History of the Elizabeth Patton Crockett monument in Acton, Texas. Legislation establishing the monument introduced by Senators O.S. Lattimore and Pierce Ward. TexasEscapes.com .
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