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William James Townsend, Jr.

W.J. Townsend, Jr.
Full Name: William James "Jim" Townsend, Jr.
Birth date: August 28, 1876
Death date: November 25, 1956

Terms of Service

(1) W.J. Townsend, Jr., in special election 11/8/1910, succeeded Charles C. Stokes, died 8/12/1910. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 34th Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(3) 33rd Legislature - List of Senators elected on November 5, 1912, oath of office administered, 1/14/1913, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal .
(4) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • William James Townsend, birth date 8/28/1876 in Angelina County, death date 11/25/1956 in Lufkin, Angelina County, lawyer, father W.J. Townsend, mother Divilla Gilliand. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • William James Townsend, birth date 8/28/1876, residence in Austin, Travis County, draft registration 9/12/1918; occupation: Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas, State Capitol; nearest relative: wife Zoe Townsend. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 .
  • William (Jim) Townsend, birth date 8/28/1876, death date 11/25/1956, burial in Walker Cemetery, Redland, Angelina County. Includes reprint of obituary in Lufkin News, 11/26/1956. Find a Grave .
  • William J. Townsend, Jr. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Biographical sketch and photo, William James Townsend, Jr., of Lufkin, "Scrappy Little Man Is W.J. Townsend Jr.," The Daily Express (San Antonio, Texas), 2/19/1911, p. 39, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Son of William James and Davila (Gilliand) Townsend. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • W.J. Townsend, Jr., state senator from Jacksonville, in father's obituary, "Judge W.J. Townsend Sr. Died at Home in Lufkin," The Houston Post, 1/19/1916, p. 3. Relatives: W.J. Townsend, Sr. - father; W.J. Townsend, Jr. - son. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Memorial, W.J. (Little Jim) Townsend, February 1957, p. 102. Practiced in Lufkin, Jacksonville, Austin, and Wichita Falls. Texas Bar Journal .
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