W.M. Peck

William McCarty Peck

Full Name: William McCarty Peck
Date of birth: May 22, 1848
Date of death: July 31, 1919

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 8 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Denison / Grayson   Grayson
H 8 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Denison / Grayson   Grayson

Terms of Service top

House District 8
Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897
Legislatures: 24th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Denison / Grayson
Counties in district: Grayson
House District 8
Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895
Legislatures: 23rd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Denison / Grayson
Counties in district: Grayson

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Judge William McCarty Peck, Volume IV, pp. 1883-1884. Born 5/22/1848 in Indianapolis, Indiana. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Obituary, "Judge Peck Dies Suddenly at Memphis," The Denison Herald, 7/31/1919, p. 1. Death date 7/31/1919. "Judge Peck was among the first to settle in Denison . . . He served the city as mayor and later the county as representative in the Legislature and subsequently was judge of the Fifteenth district court for two terms . . . "
    "Denison School Beneficiary in Peck's Will," The Denison Herald, 8/4/1919, p. 1.
    Memorial resolutions, "Collin County Bar on Death of Judge Peck," The Denison Herald, 8/5/1919, p. 5. All crediting Grayson County Frontier Village. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). August 4, 1919 August 5, 1919 July 31, 1919

Other Resources

  • W.N. Peck. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives. 24th R.S.
  • Judge William McCarty Peck, death date 7/31/1919 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. FamilySearch. Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966
  • William M. Peck, died 1919, "lawyer, mayor, legislator, district judge, school benefactor," burial in Fairview Cemetery, Denison, Grayson County. Find a Grave.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - W.M. Peck, postoffice Denison, nativity Indiana, age 42, lawyer, 20 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. W.M. Peck, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.M. Peck, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. W.M. Peck, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Austin Daily Statesman Reporter Conduct  
Claims and Accounts  
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Judiciary No. 1  
State Asylums  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Federal Relations  
Investigate Certain Charges Against Land Commissioner  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  
Town and City Corporations  

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