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William Dade Cope

W.D. Cope
Full Name: William Dade Cope
Birth date: July 7, 1873
Death date: November 13, 1954

Terms of Service

  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
  • House, 33rd Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles


Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Rites Today for Former State Official," 11/14/1954, p. B4. William D. Cope, "member of the Legislature from Childress." Austin Statesman .
  • Former Texas Adjutant General; served in World War I. Austin Statesman .
  • William Dade Cope, birth date 7/7/1873 in Bastrop County, father James B. Cope, mother Laura Lee. FamilySearch Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 .
  • William Dade Cope, birth date 7/17/1873 in Bastrop County; death date 11/13/1954 in Austin, Travis County; Adjutant General deputy, State of Texas - Travis County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • William Dade Cope, birth date 7/7/1873; residence in Childress, Childress County; with Adjutant General office, State of Texas, State Capitol, Austin, Texas; nearest relative Marion S. Cope (wife); draft registration 9/9/1918 in Childress County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 .
  • United States Army, Private, Quartermaster Corps, Army Brigadier General. William Dade Cope, birth date 7/17/1873, death date 11/13/1954; residence in Austin, Texas. FamilySearch United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 1985.
  • Wm. Dade Cope, birth date 7/17/1872, death date 11/13/1954, burial in Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, with spouse Marion Sayles Cope. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned in "Governor causes much excitement . . . Directs personal remark at state senator, which causes uproar . . . He wants an investigation . . . The resolution introduced asks for thorough probing of activities of James E. Ferguson," 3/4/1917, pp. 1, 6, 12. Galveston Daily News .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Mentioned in: Nicola, Carson. On the Labor Front: Uncovering Dallas's Union Legislators 1890-1920. Texas Christian University, May 8, 2023. Texas Christian University .
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