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William C. Abbott

Full Name: William C. Abbott
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 2nd (1) (2) (4) Legislature
    12/14/1847 - 11/5/1849
  • Senate, 1st (3) Legislature
    Elected but never sworn
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Election Returns, 11/20/1847, p. 4. "Copied from the official returns of the vote, at the recent election, in the whole of Liberty, and three precincts in Polk county . . .", Senator: W.C. Abbott, 215 votes in Liberty Co., 65 in Polk, 3 precincts. Civilian and Galveston Gazette (Galveston, Texas) .
(3) William C. Abbott, in special election 11/1/1847, sworn in 2nd Legislature, succeeded to unexpired term of George T. Wood, granted leave of absence 5/4/1846, resigned before 9/4/1847. Abbott elected but never sworn in 1st Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 2nd Legislature - Not present at the organization of the Senate. Oath of office, 12/14/1847, p. 4. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - Possibly W.C. Abbott, Town of Liberty, Liberty County, age 44, lawyer, born circa 1816 in Maryland. No W.C. Abbotts listed in Jefferson County. FamilySearch .
  • Mentioned, p. 187. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

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