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W.C. McKamy W.C. McKamy
Full Name: William Cooper McKamy, Jr.
Date of birth: June 25, 1861
Date of death: February 20, 1934

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (3) (4) (5) (12) (13)   Democrat Renner / Dallas   Dallas
S 6 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (9)   28th (6) (7) (8) (11)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas Senate President Pro Tem, Ad Interim (after 2nd C.S.).   Dallas, Rockwall
H 73 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (2) (10)   Democrat Frankford / Dallas   Dallas
H 73 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) District 44, composed of Dallas County, shall elect four Representatives, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S. ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Frankford post office closed in 1904; city of Dallas annexed the area in 1975. Community formerly known as Frankfort, now Croton, Texas, is in Dickens County. Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Renner, in southwestern Collin County, was established in 1888 and post office opened 1888. Renner incorporated into City of Dallas by 1983. Handbook of Texas Online .
(4) W.C. McKamy, Renner. House Journal .
(5) William C. McKamy, Jr., home address, Dallas; home county, Dallas. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) William C. McKamy, Jr., home address, Richardson; home county, Dallas. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(8) 28th Legislature, Regular and 1st Called Sessions - W.C. McKamy of Dallas County. Senate Journal .
(9) 29th Legislature - 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the hold over Senators." Senate Journal .
(10) Home post office Frankfort. Texas Legislative Manual .
(11) W.C. McKamy, postoffice Dallas, Dallas County. Texas Legislative Manual .
(12) William C. McKamy, Jr., postoffice Dallas. Texas Legislative Manual .
(13) Two listings for Renner, in Collin and Denton counties. Texas Towns Database (Texas Almanac) .
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 43rd Legislature, 2nd C.S., 2/21/1934, p. 356. Born in Renner, in Dallas County. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • SR 19, 2/21/1934, p. 223. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of father, Captain William C. McKamy. Jackson, George. Sixty years in Texas, 1908, crediting University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketches of members of the 25th Legislature, Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment 1897.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 28th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, south wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 29th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "McKamy funeral to be at country home Thursday," 2/21/1934, p. 5: "McKamy was born on the same farm where he lived when he died." "Lawmakers of Texas honor W. C. McKamy," 2/22/1934, p. 8. Dallas Morning News .
  • Certificate of death, William Cooper McKamy, born 6/25/1861 in Dallas, died 2/20/1934 in Dallas, buried in Renner, TX. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 2009.
  • Census of 1900 - William McKamy, Precinct 2, Dallas County, born June 1861, age 38, farm laborer (son of William McKamy, born Aug. 1823, age 76, farmer). HeritageQuest Online 1999.
  • Obituary, "W.C. McKamy, prominent Dallas County citizen, died last Tuesday," The Grand Prairie Texan, 2/23/1934, p. 7. NewspaperARCHIVE.com 2008.
  • "Candidates for Speakership," 10/11/1912. "William C. McKamy of Renner, Dallas County. . ." Wichita Daily Times .
  • Committee Informationtop
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Banks and Banking  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Reforms in Civil Procedure  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Beef Trust, Investigate  
    City and Town Corporations  
    Educational Affairs  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health  
    Treasurer and Comptroller's Department  
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    Town and City Corporations  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Insurance, Statistics, and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Towns and City Corporations (Chair) 
    25th R.S. - 1897
    A. & M. College Exercises, Special  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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