W.T. Williams

William Thomas Williams

Full Name: William Thomas "Willie" Williams
Date of birth: March 15, 1872
Date of death: June 26, 1954

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 82-1 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 82-1 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 82-1 Sep 13, 1926 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (5) (6)   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 19 Jan 9, 1917 - Jun 4, 1918 35th (7)   Democrat Angleton / Brazoria   Brazoria, Matagorda

(1) District 82 comprised of Travis county shall elect two representatives; District 83 comprised of Williamson county shall elect one representative, p. 264, Acts of 1921, 37th Legislature, 2nd C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) District 83. House Journal.
(3) District 82. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) District 83. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) "Special Elections Were Held Saturday," 9/5/1926, p. 1. "W.A. Williams, democratic nominee." Lubbock Morning Avalanche.
(6) William T. Williams, in special election 9/4/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded Felix A. Raymer, resigned 3/13/1926. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) William T. Williams resigned 6/4/1918. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/22/1929, p. 7. Houston Post-Dispatch.
  • W.T. Williams was of Acadian descent, was orphaned at age 12, and grew up in Lafeyette, Louisiana. Personal page of William Thomas Williams, III.
  • Memorial, October 1954, p. 623. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • William Thomas Williams, birth date 3/15/1872, death date 6/26/1954; burial, along with Nannie Borum Williams, in Columbia Cemetery, West Columbia, Brazoria County. Find a Grave. Find a Grave
  • Nannie Ellen Borum married W.T. "Willie" Williams, 6/13/1906. Nan Bray's Family History.


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Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Congressional Districts  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
State Affairs  
State Treasury, Investigate  
40th R.S. - 1927
Commerce and Manufactures  
Public Health  
Public Lands and Buildings (Vice Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
39th R.S. - 1925
Common Carriers  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Military Affairs  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
35th R.S. - 1917
Common Carriers (Chair) 
Judiciary (Vice Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
Supreme Judicial Districts  

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