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William A. Saylor

William A. Saylor
Full Name: William A. Saylor
Birth date: 1843
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (7) & 12th (3) (4) (5) (6) Legislatures
    2/8/1870 - 1/13/1874
    Radical Republican
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Included on roster of members of the 13th Legislature as a Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(3) Name listed W.A. Saylor. House Journal .
(4) Name listed William A. Saylor. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962 1962.
(5) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal .
(6) Party affiliation, Radical. Roster of members, 12th Legislature, 1870. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(7) "Returning radicals [to the 13th Legislature] were Thomas H. Baker, Webster Flanagan, S.W. Ford, Albert J. Fountain, Matthew Gaines, Phidello W. Hall, Henry Rawson, George T. Ruby, William A. Saylor, and Robert P. Tendick," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • W.A. Saylor, Bryan, Brazos County, born in Iowa, lawyer, age 29. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 111-112. Born 1843, lived in Bryan, Radical faction of Texas Republican party. Named to Republican state executive committee 1871. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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