W.A. Fields

William Abner Fields

Full Name: William Abner Fields
Date of birth: February 11, 1854
Date of death: August 25, 1932

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 60 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Hill, Navarro
H 60 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (1) (2)   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Hill, Navarro
H 77 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Bosque, Hamilton, Hill, Somervell
H 77 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Bosque, Hamilton, Hill, Somervell

(1) W.S. Fields. House Journal.
(2) Wm. A. Fields. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 16th Legislature - Wm. A. Fields declared duly elected first assistant secretary of the senate, 1/14/1879, p. 5; excused on 4/2/1879, p. 799; excused on 4/9/1879, p. 852. Senate Journal. April 2, 1879 April 9, 1879 January 14, 1879

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Captain William A. Fields, "Texas Editor Dies Suddenly," 8/26/1932, p. 1, "a veteran newspaper man who was a Washington correspondent in the days of Harrison and Cleveland and later served in the Texas legislature." Also publisher of Comanche Chief, Meridian Blade, and Hillsboro Reflector, and editor of Hillsboro Mirror. Marshall News Messenger.
  • Biographical sketch, William A. Fields, pp. 291-293. Born 1854 in Liberty County. Parents William Fields and Minerva H. Mayes. Relatives: William Fields (Liberty County) - father; William Abner Fields (Hill County). "In January, 1879, Mr. Fields was elected First Assistant Secretary of the State Senate and during the greater part of the legislative session filled the office of Secretary, that officer being absent." Later appointed Assistant Librarian (1880) and Distributing Clerk (1883) of the House of Representatives in Washington. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, Wm. A. Fields, pp. 97-98. Born 2/11/1854 in Chambers County, Texas, parents William Fields and Minerva H. Mayes, married Fannie Edgar Andrews 6/29/1880. Relatives: William Fields (Liberty County) - father; William Abner Fields (Hill County) - son. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Other Resources

  • William Abner Fields and Fanny Andrews, parents of William Fields, birth date 12/3/1898 in Hill County.
    Census of 1900 - Wm. A. Fields, Hillsboro, Hill County, age 46, born February 1854 in Texas, journalist, spouse Fannie A., sons Wright A. and William (age 2), daughters Fannie E., Minnie M., and Jackie A.
    Census of 1910 - Wm. A. Fields, Hillsboro, Hill County, age 57, born circa 1853 in Texas, editor/daily paper, spouse Fannie E., daughters Mimi and Jackie, son William (age 11).
    Census of 1920 - William A. Fields, Hillsboro, Hill County, age 65, born circa 1855 in Texas, postmaster/federal post office, spouse Fannie A., daughter Minnie C., son William (age 21). FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
  • Wm. A. Fields, birth date 2/11/1854 in Liberty County, death date 8/25/1932 in Hillsboro, Hill County, retired newspaper man; parents William and Minerva Fields, both born in Tennesse. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.

Photographs

  • Photograph. Wm. A. Fields, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.A. Fields, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.A. Fields, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.A. Fields, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. W.A. Fields, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

39th R.S. - 1925
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts (Chair) 
Painting Ownership, Investigate  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  
38th R.S. - 1923
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Public Printing  
Revenue and Taxation  
25th R.S. - 1897
Absence of Certain Members, Investigate, Special  
Deaf & Dumb Institute, Special  
Engrossed Bills  
Public Printing  
Public Printing Department, Special  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Rules (Chair) 
Uniformity of Text-books, Special  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Commerce and Manufactures  
Engrossed Bills  
Public Printing (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Rules  
State Expert Printer, Investigate, Special (Chair) 

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