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William Winston Dillard

W.W. Dillard
Full Name: William Winston Dillard
Birth date: October 20, 1836
Death date: January 11, 1927

Terms of Service

  • House, 27th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 3/25/1901
(1) Message from Governor Joseph D. Sayers announcing resignation of the Honorable W.W. Dillard, Representative from Bowie county, 3/25/1901, p. 896. House Journal .
(2) William C. Rochelle, sworn 8/12/1901, succeeded William W. Dillard, resigned 3/25/1901. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


  • Photograph. W.W. Dillard, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant, Company A, 3rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (South Kansas Texas Regiment Mounted Volunteers), enlisted 6/3/1861 at Jonesville, Texas, discharged 5/20/1862. William W. Dillard, postoffice Marshall, Harrison County as of July 1926; born about 1837 in Sumpter, Alabama; handwritten letters from W.W. Dillard. Pension File No. 42283, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • W.W. Dillard, born 1836 in Alabama, death date 1/11/1927 in Austin, Travis County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Obituary and photo, "Last Signer of Constitution Is Dead," 1/12/1927, p. 6. "W.W. Dillard, 90, last signer of the Texas Constitution adopted in 1875, who died in the Confederate Home, Austin, Tuesday night." Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • Obituary and photo, William Winston Dillard, "Judge W.W. Dillard, Eminent Texan, Answers Call," 1/12/1927, pp. 1, 3. Birth date 10/20/1836 in Sumter County, Alabama; description of Confederate Army service. "Judge Dillard was one of the two survivors of that eminent group of Texans who signed the Constitution of Texas, in 1875. He placed his full name, William Winston Dillard, Bowie County—on that document . . ." Marshall News Messenger .
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - W.W. Dillard, postoffice DeKalb, nativity Alabama, age 64, farmer, 53 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Confederate States Army, Company A, 3rd Texas Cavalry, Green's Brigade, Green's Division, Trans Mississippi Army. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Dillard, William W. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Biographical sketch, William W. Dillard, pp. 96-97. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
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