W.E. Neeley

William Edgar Neeley

Full Name: William Edgar Neeley
Other surnames: Nealey
Date of birth: June 10, 1878
Date of death: June 16, 1930

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 21 Jan 9, 1917 - Dec 8, 1917 35th (1)   Democrat Anderson / Grimes   Grimes, Montgomery
H 21 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Anderson / Grimes   Grimes, Montgomery
H 21 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Anderson / Grimes   Grimes, Montgomery

(1) Howard Bennette, in special election 2/15/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded William E. Neeley, resigned 12/8/1917. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "County Attorney Neeley Is Dead; Funeral Tuesday," 6/16/1930, pp. 1, 5. William Edgar Neeley, birth date 6/19/1878, death date 6/16/1930, died in office while Brazos County Attorney. "He was elected to the legislature from Grimes County in 1912 and held that office for two terms. While in the legislature, Mr. Neely introduced a bill compelling railroads to vacate road crossings." Bryan Eagle.
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • William Edgar Neeley, birth date 6/10/1878 in Lola, Texas, death date 10/16/1930 in Bryan, Brazos County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William Edgar Neeley (1878-1930), burial in Bryan City Cemetery, Brazos County. Find a Grave.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. W.E. Neeley, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.E. Neeley, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.E. Neeley, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Commerce and Manufactures  
Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
School for the Deaf Visit  
State Asylums (Chair) 
Tuberculosis Sanatorium  
34th R.S. - 1915
Common Carriers  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Claims and Accounts  
Reforms in Civil Procedure  
33rd R.S. - 1913
Common Carriers  
Federal Relations  
Reforms in Criminal Procedure  

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