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William Owen Murray

W.O. Murray
Full Name: William Owen Murray, Sr.
Birth date: October 22, 1857
Death date: March 2, 1928

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 33rd (2) (3) & 32nd (4) (7) Legislatures
    1/10/1911 - 7/15/1913
    Democrat
  • Senate, 31st (1) (5) & 30th (6) Legislatures
    1/8/1907 - 1/10/1911
    Democrat
    Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/12/1909, 2nd C.S.
  • House, 29th Legislature
    1/10/1905 - 1/8/1907
    Democrat
  • House, 28th Legislature
    1/13/1903 - 1/10/1905
    Democrat
  • House, 27th Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
    Democrat
  • House, 26th Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901
    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) Resigned from Legislature 7/15/1913; appointed to Board of Prison Commissioners, 8/23/1913. Card File .
(3) John H. Bailey, in special election 8/5/1913, sworn 8/11/1913, succeeded William O. Murray, resigned 7/15/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 33rd Legislature - 1/14/1913, p. 3. Elected on 11/8/1910, for a full period of four years (listed with "hold over senators"). Senate Journal .
(5) 31st Legislature - 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call with "hold-over Senators." Senate Journal .
(6) 30th Legislature - 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the Senators-elect." Senate Journal .
(7) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call as "Senator-elect." Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, pp. 1848-1849. Hon. William Owen Murray. Birth date 10/22/1857. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Ancestral File - William Owen Murray, born 1857, died 1928 in Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas; married Ella Steele Peacock Oct. 1883. FamilySearch .
  • William Owen Murray, born 1857 in Missouri, death date 3/2/1928 in Floresville, Wilson County, Texas, photo, biographical information, interment in Floresville City Cemetery, Wilson County. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned in biography of son, MURRAY, WILLIAM OWEN (Jr.) (1890-1974). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Descendants of Owen Murray; William Owen Murray, Sr. born 10/22/1857, in Missouri, died 3/2/1928. "William Owen was State Senator for 16 years. He had two sons, and two daughters. Both sons became lawyers." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch, Mrs. W.O. Murray (Ella Steele Peacock), pp. 120-121. Includes portrait of Mrs. Murray. The Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1917.

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