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William Daniel Wood

W.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
    Democrat
  • House, 13th Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
    Democrat
  • 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

Photographs

  • Photograph. W.D. Wood, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. W.D. Wood, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.D. Wood, State Preservation Board

Other Resources

  • "At the August election in 1857, the people of Leon county elected me to the Legislature over a most estimable man and old Texas veteran, Captain John P. Border....in 1859, I was again a candidate for Representative, from Leon, being solicited in a public call, over the signatures of some fifteen leading citizens of the county. After having declared myself a candidate in response to this call, General W.B. Middleton announced as a candidate for the place. After the announcement of Middleton, all but about three of my solicitors appeared and desired me to release them from the obligation imposed upon them by their call to vote for me, as Middleton was their especial friend, and they desired to support him. I said, "certainly, I will release you, I desire no man to vote for me, unless I am his preference." I was defeated by Middleton, by five votes." W.D. Wood, pp. 67-68. A short biography of Daniel B. Wood and family: William Horn and family, Isaac F. Wood and family, W.D. Wood, his wife and her family. 1904.
  • Relatives: Father: Isaac F. Wood Son: William Daniel Wood. A short biography of Daniel B. Wood and family: William Horn and family, Isaac F. Wood and family, W.D. Wood, his wife and her family. , 1904 staff url A short biography of Daniel B. Wood and family: William Horn and family, Isaac F. Wood and family, W.D. Wood, his wife and her family. 1904.
  • William Daniel Wood, birth date 3/11/1828, death date 5/11/1906, "lawyer, patriot, statesman," burial in San Marcos Cemetery, San Marcos, Hays County. 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, Hon. William D. Wood, pp. 311-312. The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.
  • 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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