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Robert McAlpin Williamson

Full Name: Robert McAlpin "Three Legged Willie" Williamson
Birth date: 1806
Death date: December 22, 1859

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 2nd (1) & 1st (2) (3) (4) (5) Legislatures
    2/16/1846 - 11/5/1849
(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) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 1st Legislature - Not present at initial organization of the Senate. Oath of office, 2/16/1846, 3 o'clock p.m., p. 6. Senate Journal .
(4) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal .
(5) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, p. 192. Settled in San Felipe in 1826. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • WILLIAMSON, ROBERT MCALPIN (1806?-1859). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • POWELL, ROBERT MICAJAH (1826-1916). Birth date 9/23/1826. Relatives: Robert Micajah Powell - nephew, R.M. "Three-Legged Willie" Williamson - uncle. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Texas Army, Major. "He was sent as a delegate from Mina (Bastrop) to the Consultation, and the provisional government established there commissioned him major on November 29, 1835, and ordered him to organize a corps of rangers. He participated in the battle of San Jacinto in William H. Smith's cavalry company, his name appearing on the original muster roll, through error, as W.W. Williamson." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biography in LRL collection, 328.764 W676R 1948. Judge Robert McAlpin Williamson: Texas' Three-Legged Willie 1948.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Robert McAlpin Williamson, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1839. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2004.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Lone Star Junction 1995.
  • Williamson, Robert McAlpin. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 172-175. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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