W.C. McKamy

William Cooper McKamy

Full Name: William Cooper McKamy, Jr.
Date of birth: June 25, 1861
Date of death: February 20, 1934

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Renner / Dallas   Dallas
S 6 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (7) (8)   28th (9) (10) (11) (12) (13)   29th (7) (8)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas Senate President Pro Tempore (29th)   Dallas, Rockwall
H 73 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (14) (15)   Democrat Frankford / Dallas   Dallas
H 73 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

(1) District 44, composed of Dallas County, shall elect four Representatives, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S. ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) RENNER, TEXAS. "Renner, east of State Highway 289 in southwestern Collin County . . . A post office was established in 1888 . . . After 1977 the Texas Almanac no longer listed it as an independent community, and by 1983 Renner had been incorporated into the city of Dallas." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Renner. House Journal.
(4) Dallas, Dallas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Dallas. Texas Legislative Manual.
(6) Two listings for Renner, in Collin and Denton counties. Texas Towns Database (Texas Almanac).
(7) 29th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/3/1906, 2nd C.S. Senate Journal.
(8) 29th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(9) Richardson, Dallas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(10) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(11) 28th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1903, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(12) Dallas County. Senate Journal.
(13) W.C. McKamy, postoffice Dallas, Dallas County. Texas Legislative Manual.
(14) FRANKFORD, TEXAS. "Frankford was nine miles northwest of Richardson in extreme southwestern Collin County . . . The city of Dallas annexed the area in 1975 . . ."
CROTON, TEXAS. "Croton is on Farm Road 2470 and a branch of Little Croton Creek, eight miles northeast of Dickens in north central Dickens County. The settlement, originally named Frankfort, was established around 1888 and served as a community center for the surrounding area." Handbook of Texas Online. Handbook of Texas Online
(15) Frankfort [sic]. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "McKamy Funeral to Be at Country Home Thursday," 2/21/1934, p. 5: "McKamy was born on the same farm where he lived when he died." "Lawmakers of Texas Honor W.C. McKamy," 2/22/1934, p. 8. Dallas Morning News.
  • Census of 1900 - William C. McKamy, Dallas County, age 38, born June 1861 in Texas, farm laborer; son of William McKamy, age 76, born August 1823 in Tennessee, farmer. FamilySearch.
  • William Cooper McKamy, birth date 6/25/1861 in Dallas, death date 2/20/1934 in Dallas, burial in Renner, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Obituary, "W.C. McKamy, Prominent Dallas County Citizen, Died Last Tuesday," The Grand Prairie Texan, 2/23/1934, p. 7. NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of father, Captain William C. McKamy. Jackson, George, Sixty Years in Texas, Dallas, Texas, 1908, pp. 138-140. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • "Candidates for Speakership," 10/11/1912. "William C. McKamy of Renner, Dallas County . . ." Wichita Daily Times.


  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

33rd R.S. - 1913
Banks and Banking  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Reforms in Civil Procedure  
Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
State Affairs (Chair) 
29th R.S. - 1905
Beef Trust, Investigate  
City and Town Corporations  
Educational Affairs  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
Public Health  
Treasurer and Comptroller's Department  
28th R.S. - 1903
Commerce and Manufactures  
Enrolled Bills  
Federal Relations  
Judiciary No. 2  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs (Chair) 
State Asylums  
Town and City Corporations  
26th R.S. - 1899
Insurance, Statistics, and History  
Internal Improvements  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Towns and City Corporations (Chair) 
25th R.S. - 1897
A. & M. College Exercises, Special  
Federal Relations  
Judiciary No. 1  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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