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W.W. Turney W.W. Turney
Full Name: William Ward Turney
Date of birth: July 11, 1861
Date of death: March 23, 1939

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 25 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (6)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   Brewster, Coke, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, El Paso, Irion, Jeff Davis, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Maverick, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zavala, Foley, Buchel
S 25 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (5)   25th (4)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso Senate President Pro Tem, Ad Interim and 1st C.S.   Brewster, Coke, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, El Paso, Irion, Jeff Davis, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Maverick, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zavala, Foley, Buchel
H 96 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   Brewster, El Paso, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Pecos, Presidio, Val Verde, Foley, Buchel
H 96 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (2) (3)   Democrat Alpine / Brewster   Brewster, El Paso, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Pecos, Presidio, Val Verde, Foley, Buchel
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Home city taken from House memorial resolution and Texas Legislative Manual. Home county taken from House Journal .
(3) Handbook of Texas states Turney moved to El Paso in 1892. Texas House of Representatives, a pictorial roster lists home county of El Paso. Home address of El Paso also listed in Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 25th Legislature - 1/12/1897, p. 1, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal .
(5) 26th Legislature - 1/10/1899, p. 1, listed in "roll of hold-over Senators." Senate Journal .
(6) 27th Legislature - 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal .
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 46th Legislature, HSR 187, 3/27/1939, pp. 1443-1444. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • 46th Legislature, SR 49, 3/23/1939, p. 730. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, pp. 57-62. Below the Escondido Rim: a History of the O2 Ranch in the Texas Big Bend 2005.
  • Biographical sketches of members of the 25th Legislature, Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment 1897.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Account of W.W. Turney's years in El Paso, pp. 77-80. Below the Escondido Rim: a History of the O2 Ranch in the Texas Big Bend 2005.
  • Interment in Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, TX. Find a Grave .
  • TURNEY, WILLIAM WARD (1861-1939). Relatives: William Ward Turney and Albert Macon Turney - brothers. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Committee Informationtop
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Apportionment  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Rules  
    Stock and Stock-Raising  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Colored Deaf, Dumb & Blind Asylum, Special Committee to Investigate Charges against  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Mining and Irrigation (Chair) 
    Privileges and Election  
    Public Lands  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Special Committee to Inspect  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Civil Code, Special  
    Irrigation  
    Mining and Minerals  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    Towns and City Corporations  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Minerals  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Town and City Corporations  
     

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