R.R. Williams

Robert Reuben Williams

Full Name: Robert Reuben "Bob" Williams
Date of birth: May 1, 1839
Date of death: March 11, 1941

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Cumby / Hopkins   Hopkins
H 34 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Cumby / Hopkins   Hopkins
H 18 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Cumby / Hopkins   Hopkins

(1) District 18 comprised of Hopkins county; District 98 comprised of Blanco, Gillespie, Hays, and Comal counties, pp. 27, 31, Acts of 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 21, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Redistricting bill shows Hopkins County in district 18. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) District 18 represented by R.R. Williams, p. 1. House Journal.
(4) District 18. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) District 18 represented by R.R. Williams, p. 63. Texas Legislative Manual.
(6) Roster of House members shows Williams representing district 98. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Second Sergeant, 24th Arkansas Infantry; later Captain. "In June 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a second sergeant in the Twenty-fourth Arkansas Infantry, joining the scouting service in November 1863. He was mustered out as a captain in 1865." Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Robert Reuben Williams, birth date 5/1/1839 in Henderson County, Tennessee; death date 3/11/1941 in Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Robert R. Williams (1839-1941), burial in Cumby Cemetery, Cumby, Hopkins County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Man Who Helped Place T.S.C.W. [Texas State College for Women] in Denton Dies," Denton Record-Chronicle, 3/11/1941, p. 4, crediting Denton Public Library. "Major Robert R. Williams, 101, Confederate veteran, former member of the Texas Legislature and candidate opposing T.M. Campbell in the governor's race in 1908 . . . " Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


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Committee Information top

34th R.S. - 1915
Federal Relations  
Liquor Traffic  
Senatorial Districts  
State Affairs (Chair) 
33rd R.S. - 1913
Confederate Home  
Federal Relations (Vice Chair) 
Labor (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs  
27th R.S. - 1901
County Government and County Finances  
Senatorial Districts  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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