L.A. Whatley

Lucius Adolphus Whatley

Full Name: Lucius Adolphus Whatley
Date of birth: September 12, 1838
Date of death: July 4, 1911

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 13, 1891 - Apr 29, 1891 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Atlanta / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris, Titus
H 16 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (4) (5)   Democrat Atlanta / Cass   Cass
H 16 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (6)   Democrat Atlanta / Cass   Cass

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Henry F. O'Neal, sworn 3/14/1892, succeeded Lucius A. Whatley, resigned 4/29/1891. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) 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).
(6) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census records include various first names - Lucius, Lucian, Lucas. FamilySearch.
  • L.A. Whatley (1838-1911), burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana, Bowie County. Includes obituary and photo from Confederate Veteran, October 1911. Find a Grave.
  • Luciess A. Whatley, Democrat, merchant, age 50 in 1889, born in Georgia. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Agricultural Affairs  
Claims and Accounts  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Lands  
State Affairs (Chair) 
State Asylums  
Stock and Stock Raising  
Towns, Cities and Corporations  
21st R.S. - 1889
General Education Bill (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Private Land Claims  
State Affairs (Chair) 
20th R.S. - 1887
Commerce and Manufactures  
Educational Affairs  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvement  
Judge Frank Willis, Notification of Charges  
Judiciary No. 2  

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