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William Thomas Armistead

William T. Armistead
Full Name: William Thomas Armistead
Other surnames: Armisted
Birth date: October 25, 1848
Death date: September 1, 1920

Terms of Service

  • House, 24th Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897
    Democrat
  • Senate, 21st (1) (7) & 20th (6) (9) Legislatures
    1/11/1887 - 1/13/1891
    Democrat
  • House, 19th (2) (3) (4) (8) (10) Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887
    Democrat
  • House, 18th (5) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
    Democrat
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Jefferson is the county seat of Marion County. In 1846 Jefferson became the county seat of Cass County, upon that county's separation from Bowie County, and served as such until Linden became county seat in 1852. Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Bowie County. House Journal .
(4) Home address, Jefferson; home county, Marion. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.
(6) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(7) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(8) Postoffice, Jefferson. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature 1885.
(9) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal .
(10) Home county, Marion. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.

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