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John G. Willacy

John G. Willacy
Full Name: John G. Willacy
Birth date: November 10, 1859
Death date: September 19, 1943

Terms of Service

(1) District 17 comprised of Hunt and Kaufman counties; District 87 comprised of Duval, Nueces, San Patricio, and Aransas counties, pp. 27, 30, Acts of 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 21, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Portland is on a bluff overlooking Nueces Bay in southeastern San Patricio County. "In 1990 Portland had a population of 12,224 and had grown into Nueces County." Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Roll of counties, p. 1, lists Nueces County - John Willacy; no city listed. House Journal .
(4) District No. 87, Hon. John Willacy, Portland, Texas; no county listed. House Journal .
(5) District 87 represented by John Willacy, p. 3. House Journal .
(6) 28th Legislature, Regular Session - John Willacy of San Patricio County; 28th Legislature, 1st Called Session - John Willacy of Nueces County. Senate Journal .
(7) 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 .
(8) 29th Regular, 1st and 2nd Called Sessions - John G. Willacy, of San Patricio County. Senate Journal .
(9) 30th Legislature - 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the Senators-elect." Senate Journal .
(10) 29th Legislature - 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the hold over Senators." Senate Journal .
(11) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call as "Senator-elect." Senate Journal .
(12) 31st Legislature - 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call with "hold-over Senators." Senate Journal .
(13) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(14) 33rd Legislature - 1/14/1913, pp. 1-4, listed in Roll Call with "holdover Senators." Senate Journal .
(15) City of Portland currently located in San Patricio and Nueces counties, with the majority of the city located in San Patricio. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide .
(16) John Willacy, Portland, Texas; no county listed. Texas Legislative Manual .
(17) John Willacy, Portland, San Patricio County. Texas Legislative Manual .
(18) District 17 represented by John Willacy, p. 63. Texas Legislative Manual .
(19) John G. Willacy, Portland, San Patricio County. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 33rd Legislature, 1st C.S., 8/19/1913. Simple Resolution by Senator McGregor expressing appreciation for Senator Willacy's Senate service and as chairman of the Finance Committee. Willacy's retirement to begin at the expiration of his term on 1/1/1915. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary, 1943, "John G. Willacy, 84, Former Senator, Dies in San Antonio" - newspaper unknown. Card File .
  • History of Portland with portrait of John G. Willacy. City of Portland, Texas .
  • Birth date 11/10/1859, Willacy County historical marker. Fort Tours .
  • WILLACY, JOHN G. (ca. 1859-1943). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in PORTLAND, TEXAS. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • WILLACY COUNTY named for John G. Willacy. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • History of Portland, Texas. Merchants Association of Portland 2006.

Committee Information

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