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Will D. Suiter Will D. Suiter
Full Name: William David "Will" Suiter
Date of birth: February 10, 1871
Date of death: June 25, 1963

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (1)   36th (2)   Democrat Winnsboro / Wood   Camp, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood
S 7 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (3) (4)   34th (5)   Democrat Winnsboro / Wood Senate President Pro Tempore (35th)   Camp, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood
(1) 37th Legislature - 1/11/1921, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators/Absent. Senate Journal.
(2) 36th Legislature - 1/14/1919, pp. 1-2, listed as "member-elect" in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 5th, 1918. Senate Journal.
(3) 35th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/18/1917, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(4) 35th Legislature - 1/9/1917, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal.
(5) 34th Legislature - 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2, listed as elected on November 3, 1914. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch (Elizabeth Suiter). Relatives: William D. Suiter - father, Elizabeth Suiter - daughter. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, William David Suiter, pp. 431-432. Birth date 2/10/1871. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • William D. "Will" Suiter, birth date 2/10/1871, death date 6/25/1963, biographical sketch, certificate of death, interment in Lee Cemetery, Winnsboro, Wood County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," 3/22/1917, p. 6. Houston Post.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Will D. Suiter, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Will D. Suiter, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Will D. Suiter, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Will D. Suiter, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 34th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, south wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 36th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 37th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in Sabine Royalty Corporation, Tyler, Texas, in The State of Texas Book: One Hundred Years of Progress, p. 406. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Lists date of birth as 2/10/1871. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Memorial, September 1963, p. 805. William David Suiter. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Committee Informationtop
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Contingent Expense (Vice Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Educational Affairs Subcommittee on Corpus Christi School Census  
    Nominations by the Governor  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Senatorial Districts (Chair) 
    36th R.S. - 1919
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Blue Ridge Farm Purchase, Investigate (Chair) 
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Contingent Expense (Vice Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Governor's Nominations  
    Insurance and Banking  
    Labor  
    Rules  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Investigation of Expenditures on Capitol and Disloyalty of Certain State Employees (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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