W.W. Dillard

William Winston Dillard

Full Name: William Winston Dillard
Date of birth: October 20, 1836
Date of death: January 11, 1927

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Jan 8, 1901 - Mar 25, 1901 27th (1) (2)   Democrat De Kalb / Bowie   Bowie

(1) Message from Governor Joseph D. Sayers announcing resignation of the Honorable W.W. Dillard, Representative from Bowie county, 3/25/1901, p. 896. House Journal.
(2) William C. Rochelle, sworn 8/12/1901, succeeded William W. Dillard, resigned 3/25/1901. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, "Last Signer of Constitution Is Dead," 1/12/1927, p. 6. "W.W. Dillard, 90, last signer of the Texas Constitution adopted in 1875, who died in the Confederate Home, Austin, Tuesday night." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Obituary and photo, William Winston Dillard, "Judge W.W. Dillard, Eminent Texan, Answers Call," 1/12/1927, pp. 1, 3. Birth date 10/20/1836 in Sumter County, Alabama; description of Confederate Army service. "Judge Dillard was one of the two survivors of that eminent group of Texans who signed the Constitution of Texas, in 1875. He placed his full name, William Winston Dillard, Bowie County—on that document . . ." Marshall News Messenger.
  • Biographical sketch, William W. Dillard, pp. 96-97. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant, Company A, 3rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (South Kansas Texas Regiment Mounted Volunteers), enlisted 6/3/1861 at Jonesville, Texas, discharged 5/20/1862. William W. Dillard, postoffice Marshall, Harrison County as of July 1926; born about 1837 in Sumpter, Alabama; handwritten letters from W.W. Dillard. Pension File No. 42283, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Company A, 3rd Texas Cavalry, Green's Brigade, Green's Division, Trans Mississippi Army. Texas State Cemetery.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. W.W. Dillard, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
Constitutional Amendments  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Federal Relations  
Privileges and Elections  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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