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William Rowland Newton

Full Name: William Rowland Newton, Sr.
Date of birth: September 1, 1874
Date of death: May 21, 1938

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Jan 12, 1937 - May 21, 1938 45th (1) (2)   Democrat Cameron / Milam   Falls, Limestone, McLennan, Milam

(1) Ross Hardin, in special election 7/23/1938, succeeded to unexpired term of William Newton, Sr., died 5/21/1938. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 45th Legislature - Oath of Office Administered to Senators-Elect, 1/12/1937, p. 2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 46th Legislature, R.S., HCR 20, 1/23/1939, p. 250. Relatives: W.R. Newton, Sr. - father, George Mayo Newton - son; as of 1939, only combination of son and father in each branch of the Legislature at the same time, from the same district, in the history of the Legislature. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • William Rowland Newton, birth date 9/1/1874 in Boone County, Arkansas, death date 5/21/1938 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas, physician, surgeon. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

45th R.S. - 1937
Commerce and Manufactures  
Educational Affairs  
Enrolled Bills (Vice Chair) 
Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Public Health (Vice Chair) 
Stock and Stock Raising  

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