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John William Woods

John W. Woods
Full Name: John William "Cowboy Speaker" Woods
Birth date: September 4, 1875
Death date: April 18, 1933

Terms of Service

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

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • WOODS, JOHN WILLIAM (1875-1933). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 44th Speaker of the House of Representatives: John William Woods. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Memorial, October 1933, p. 108. First member elected Speaker in second term; first western member elected Speaker; and first prohibitionist Speaker. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association .
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