W.P. McComb

William Perry McComb

Full Name: William Perry McComb
Date of birth: July 26, 1852
Date of death: September 18, 1896

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 8, 1895 - Sep 18, 1896 24th (1) (2)   Democrat Conroe / Montgomery   Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker
S 15 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (3)   Democrat Conroe / Montgomery   Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker
H 54 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (4) (5)   Democrat Montgomery / Montgomery   Harris, Montgomery, Trinity, Walker

(1) "The First District: it will be the battleground for the warmest Congressional fight; in the entire state; Perry McComb and Tom Hall . . . " (includes "Brief Biography" of William Perry McComb - birth date 7/26/1852), 4/5/1896, p. 4. Ran for Congress. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893 January 11, 1893
(4) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) E.P. McComb, Willis. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 24th Legislature - Address of Senator W.P. McComb, 4/30/1895, p. 678 and Appendix pp. 73-74. Address includes discussion of debates in the 24th Senate and presentation of silver service to Lieutenant Governor George Jester. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • 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.
  • Obituary and drawing, "Senator W.P. McComb: dies at his home in Conroe. Remains taken to Montgomery for interment," 9/19/1896, p. 5. Died at his home "this morning" (dateline Sept. 18); birth date 7/26/1852. Galveston Daily News.
  • William Perry McComb, Democrat, lawyer, age 34 in 1889, born in Missouri. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


  • Photograph. W.P. McComb, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.P. McComb, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. McComb, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Civil Code, Special  
Claims and Accounts  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Federal Relations  
General Land Office (Chair) 
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Health  
Rules (Chair) 
23rd R.S. - 1893
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills  
General Land Office  
Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Lands  
Rules (Chair) 
Rules for Impeachment Proceeding  
State Affairs  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office (Chair) 
21st R.S. - 1889
General Education Bill  
Judiciary No. 1  
Memorial of John M. Swisher  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Reports of the Supreme and Appellate Courts, Investigate  
Representation and Apportionment  

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