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William Blassingame

W. Blassingame
Full Name: William Blassingame
Birth date: January 13, 1836
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 16th (1) & 15th (2) Legislatures
    4/18/1876 - 1/11/1881
    Democrat
(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(2) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal . April 14, 1876
April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

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

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - William Blasingame, Grayson County, age 44, born circa 1836 in South Carolina, laborer, wife Etta S.
    Census of 1900 - W. Blasengame, Grayson County, age 64, born January 1836 in South Carolina, doctor, wife Ella S.
    Census of 1910 - William Blassingame, Grayson County, age 74, born circa 1836 in South Carolina, farmer, wife Etta S. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1880
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 21-22. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 242. Born 1/13/1836 in Greenville, South Carolina. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, entered in May 1861. Assistant surgeon in General McCulloch's Missouri campaign; at the re-organization, transferred to the Indian Department; served as assistant surgeon until the surrender. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 221. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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