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William Lewis Moody

W.L. Moody
Full Name: William Lewis Moody
Birth date: May 19, 1828
Death date: July 17, 1920

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 3/14/1874
(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) Mordello S. Munson, in special election 4/16/1874, sworn 1/14/1875, succeeded William L. Moody, resigned 3/14/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Col. William Lewis Moody, "born in Essex County, Virginia, 5/19/1828 . . . entered into rest at Galveston, Texas, 7/17/1920," burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County. Includes photos and reprint of obituary in Galveston Daily News, 7/18/1920. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary and photo, "Colonel W.L. Moody Dies at Residence," 7/18/1920, pp. 1, 10, including Civil War Record. Galveston Daily News .
  • MOODY, WILLIAM LEWIS (1828-1920). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company G, 7th Texas Infantry; later reached rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Portrait in uniform. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, "Col. Wm. L. Moody, Old Resident of Galveston, Dies," The Houston Post, 7/19/1920, p. 7. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 81-82. Texans Who Wore the Gray 1907.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 270-274. Year Book for Texas, 1901 1902.
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