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William Taylor Bagby

W.T. Bagby
Full Name: William Taylor "Lion of Lavaca" Bagby
Birth date: February 13, 1875
Death date: April 23, 1930

Terms of Service

  • House, 36th Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 1/11/1921
  • House, 35th (1) Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 9/20/1918
  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
  • House, 33rd Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
  • House, 32nd Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913
(1) Bagby resigned 9/20/1918. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • "Well Thought of: Representative Woods Speaks Well of Representative Calhoun," 3/25/1915, p. 4. Reports on Representative J.H. Woods' memorial remarks about Representative B.A. Calhoun ("about 60 years of age"), including remembrance of an argument between Calhoun and Representative W.T. Bagby on the floor of the House on the subject of women's suffrage. Corsicana Daily Sun .
  • William Taylor Bagby, birth date 2/13/1875 in Hallettsville, Texas; death date 4/23/1930 in Houston, Harris County; attorney at law. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • William Taylor Bagby (1875-1930), burial in Hallettsville City Cemetery, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, with spouse Eugenia Long Bagby. Includes obituary from New Era-Herald, 4/23/1930. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Obituary, "Funeral of Mr. Bagby," Hallettsville Semi-Weekly New Era-Herald, 4/29/1930, p. 1, crediting Friench Simpson Memorial Library. William Taylor Bagby, from Houston Post-Dispatch: "When he served in the Texas legislature he was known as 'The Lion of Lavaca.' This because of his eminence as an orator and debater." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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