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William Daniel Wood

William D. Wood
Full Name: William Daniel Wood
Birth date: March 11, 1828
Death date: May 11, 1906

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 14th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
  • House, 13th Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
  • House, 7th (2) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • William Daniel Wood, born 1828, died 5/10/1906, burial in San Marcos Cemetery, San Marcos, Hays County. Gravemarker photo appears to show 5/11/1906. Find a Grave .
  • Photo and death notice, "Judge Wood is Dead: San Marcos Man, Well Known All Over the State of Texas, Passes Away; Trustee of State Normal; President of a National Bank, and Had Served in Both House of the Legislature," 5/12/1906, p. 2. Died at his home in San Marcos at "early hour this morning" (dateline 5/11/1906). Galveston Daily News .
  • Obituary and biographical sketch, "Judge Wood's Career: While Active in Politics, He Preferred Home Life - Served in Early Days; Excerpts From His Memoirs; Relates Incidents of Men Who Reached Top Rung in the Ladder of Fame, His Own Services," 5/13/1906, p. 23. Died early Friday morning, 5/11/1906. Galveston Daily News .
  • WOOD, WILLIAM DANIEL (1828-1906). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company D, 6th Texas Cavalry Battalion. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • William Daniel Wood. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 198. Born 3/11/1828 in Edgecome County, NC. Elected district judge in 1876; moved to San Marcos in 1883. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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