William Thomas Oliver

Full Name: William Thomas "Boss Cajun" Oliver
Date of birth: February 15, 1926
Date of death: January 2, 1999

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 9-2 Jan 10, 1961 - Nov 23, 1962 57th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Port Neches / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 9-2 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Port Neches / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 9-2 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Port Neches / Jefferson   Jefferson

(1) Opinion WW-1476 dated 11/15/1962 addresses terms of office for members of the House of Representatives. Newly-elected members may qualify for office and be entitled to a salary on the date the canvassing of the General Election returns is complete. Attorney General of Texas.
(2) "Senators-Elect Can't Take Oath, Draw Pay Till Jan. 8," Two newly-elected Jefferson County members took oath of office early, on 11/23/1962. "No [House] payroll place left" for Senator-elect Harrington. Dallas Morning News.
(3) "Wilson Opinion Awaited on Exact End of Terms" reports "a legislator can hold office until his successor has qualified or until 'the first of the year. . .'" State canvassing board to certify results of November election on 11/23/1962. Dallas Morning News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Military Service Notes

  • United States Navy, Cockswain, World War II. Military grave marker, W.T. Oliver, birth date 2/15/1926, death date 1/2/1999, burial in Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Jefferson County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. W.T. Oliver, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. Oliver, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. Oliver, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. W.T. Oliver, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

57th R.S. - 1961
Commerce and Manufactures  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Printing  
State Hospitals and Special Schools  
56th R.S. - 1959
Appropriations Subcommittee on Hospitals and Special Schools  
Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
Liquor Regulation  
State Affairs  
55th R.S. - 1957
Banks and Banking  
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Game and Fish (Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Oil, Gas and Mining  

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