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William B. Knox

Full Name: William B. Knox
Birth date: 1822
Death date: January 7, 1880

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 11th (2) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    8/7/1866 - 2/7/1870
     
  • Senate, 10th (1) Legislature
    5/9/1864 - 8/6/1866
     
(1) William Knox, in special election 4/25/1864, sworn 5/9/1864, succeeded N.A. Mitchell, died after regular session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 11th Legislature - Oath of office for Senators elected from Districts No. 22, 29, 30, and 15, 8/7/1866, p. 6. Senate Journal .
(3) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(5) Entire Senate went up for reelection in 1866 - "Thirty-three senators were elected to the Eleventh Legislature," p. 58. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • William B. Knox, died 1/7/1880 or 1/8/1880, burial in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County. Former Sheriff of Bexar County, Biographical sketch from Combats and Conquests of Immortal Heroes Sung in Song and Told in Story by Charles Merritt, "one of the leading politicians," 1910. Find a Grave .
  • Son William M. "Billy" Knox, burial in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County, San Antonio Light article 8/5/1908 mentions father William B. Knox "was a member of the senate from Texas in 1866, at which time he still held the rank of brigadier general of the Texas Militia." Find a Grave .
  • Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, District 30. William B. Knox, born ca. 1822 in Arkansas, death date 1/7/1880, San Antonio merchant. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, native of Arkansas, former Sherriff of Bexar County, p. 38. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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