W.H. Abington

William Henry Abington

Full Name: William Henry "Bill" Abington
Date of birth: September 6, 1921
Date of death: January 4, 2014

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 60-2 Jan 13, 1953 - Jun 1, 1953 53rd (1)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 101-2 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 101-2 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 101-2 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant

(1) Jim Moore, in special election 3/6/1954, sworn 3/15/1954, succeeded William H. Abington, resigned 6/1/1953. First session was 53rd 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

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Committee Information top

53rd R.S. - 1953
Liquor Regulation  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Oil, Gas and Mining (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
52nd R.S. - 1951
Common Carriers (Vice Chair) 
Liquor Regulation  
Public Printing  
Revenue and Taxation  
51st R.S. - 1949
Common Carriers  
Livestock and Stock Raising  
Motor Traffic  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
50th R.S. - 1947
Common Carriers  
Constitutional Amendments  
Local and Uncontested Bills (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
State Penitentiaries and the Farm System, Investigation, Special  

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