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William A. Saylor

William A. Saylor
Full Name: William A. Saylor
Birth date: December 5, 1843
Death date: September 20, 1887

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (5) & 12th (3) (4) Legislatures
    2/8/1870 - 1/13/1874
    Radical Republican
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(3) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal .
(4) Party affiliation, Radical. Roster of members, 12th Legislature, 1870. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(5) "Returning radicals [to the 13th Legislature] were Thomas H. Baker, Webster Flanagan, S.W. Ford, Albert J. Fountain, Matthew Gaines, Phidello W. Hall, Henry Rawson, George T. Ruby, William A. Saylor, and Robert P. Tendick," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • W.A. Saylor, Bryan, Brazos County, born in Iowa, lawyer, age 29. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County 1930. Early History of Grimes County
  • Census of 1880 - W.A. Saylor, Austin, Travis County, age 36, born circa 1844 in Iowa, U.S. Government Contractor. FamilySearch . 1880
  • United States Army, Captain, Company A, 23rd Iowa Infantry. Entered service 8/1/1862 in Des Moines, Iowa, discharged 1/1/1863 in Patterson, Missouri, birth date 12/5/1843 in Van Buren County, Iowa, death in Austin, age 47. Adjutant General's Office, Grave Registration Service, Cemetery Records, 1800-2000. FamilySearch .
  • Obituary, "Hon. Wm. A. Saylor," The Galveston Daily News, 9/21/1887, p. 2. "He came to Texas in 1865, was state senator in the Brazos district, and was largely instrumental in having the State Agricultural college located at Bryan." Death date 9/20/1887. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 111-112. Born 1843, lived in Bryan, Radical faction of Texas Republican party. Named to Republican state executive committee 1871. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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