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W.P. Sebastian W.P. Sebastian
Full Name: William Petit Sebastian
Date of birth: November 1, 1852
Date of death: March 27, 1941

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (5)   Democrat Breckenridge / Stephens   Andrews, Borden, Callahan, Crane, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, Loving, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler, Yoakum
S 28 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (4)   26th (3)   Democrat Breckenridge / Stephens   Andrews, Borden, Callahan, Crane, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, Loving, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Rains, Reeves, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Terry, Upton, Van Zandt, Ward, Winkler, Yoakum
H 104 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Breckenridge / Stephens   Archer, Baylor, Knox, Stephens, Throckmorton, Young
H 104 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (1) (2) (6)   Democrat Breckenridge / Stephens   Archer, Baylor, Knox, Stephens, Throckmorton, Young
(1) Lists name as W.B. Sebastian House Journal .
(2) William P. Sebastian Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 26th Legislature - 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal .
(4) 27th Legislature - 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of hold-over Senators." Senate Journal .
(5) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(6) W.B. Sebastian Texas Legislative Manual .
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Memorial, SR 76, 47th Legislature, p. 647. Died 3/27/1941 in Fort Worth. Senate Journal .
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.P. Sebastian, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.P. Sebastian, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.P. Sebastian, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.P. Sebastian, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.P. Sebastian, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 26th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 27th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, south wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • "Shackelford, Stephens mourn Early attorney's death," Friday morning 3/28/1941, p. 18. Died morning of 3/27/1941. Abilene Reporter-News .
  • W. P. Sebastian (1852-1941), Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth. Find a Grave .
  • Census of 1900 - W.P. Sebastian, born November 1852, wife Anna B., sons Temple and James, place of birth: Missouri, lawyer. 1910 - W.P. Sebastian, age 57, wife Anna B. 1920 - William P. Sebastian, wife Anna B., age 67, place of birth: Missouri, lawyer. HeritageQuest Online 1999.
  • "Former solon dead", Friday morning 3/28/1941, p. 7, died 3/27/1941, survived by widow and son Temple Sebastian. San Antonio Express .
  • Per David Mauzy, Senate Research Center, research memo in Dec. 2006: bearded Senators prior to Robert Nichols were Craig A. Washington who served in the Senate in the 68th-71st Leg., 1983-89; and William Sebastian, 26th-28th Senate 1899-1905. Senate Research Center 2006.
  • Memorial, August 1941, p. 42. Born 11/28/1853, died 3/26/1941 in Fort Worth. Texas Bar Journal 1938.
  • W.P. Sebastian, Breckenridge, Stephens County, nativity Missouri, lawyer., Dem. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Committee Informationtop
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Federal Relations  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stock-Raising  
    Visit Storm Stricken District of Texas Coast  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Labor  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Civil Code, Special  
    County Government and County Finances  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Asylums  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stockraising  
     

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