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Wm. R. Newton 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.
  • Other Resources
  • William Rowland Newton, birth date 9/1/1874 in Boone County, Arkansas; death date 5/21/1938 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas. Certificate of death lists birth date 9/1/1874. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Dr. William Rowland Newton, Sr. of Cameron, birth date 9/1/1873, death date 5/21/1938, portrait and obituary, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County. Obituary gives birth date 9/1/1873. Find a Grave.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Wm. R. Newton, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 45th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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