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William Taylor Bagby

William T.
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
    Democrat
  • House, 35th (1) Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 9/20/1918
    Democrat
  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
    Democrat
  • House, 33rd Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
    Democrat
  • House, 32nd Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913
    Democrat
(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

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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, death date 4/23/1930 in Houston, interment in Hallettsville City Cemetery, Hallettsville, Lavaca County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Funeral of Mr. Bagby," Hallettsville Semi-Weekly New Era-Herald (Hallettsville, Tex.), 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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