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W.A. Wortham William Amos Wortham
Full Name: William Amos Wortham
Date of birth: November 3, 1830
Date of death: October 1, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins   Hopkins
S 6 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (2)   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins   Franklin, Hopkins, Red River, Titus
H 10 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins   Delta, Hopkins, Hunt, Rains, Wood
H 25 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (3) (4)     Bright Star / Hopkins   Hopkins, Lamar
H 10 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (5)     Bright Star / Hopkins   Hopkins

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal. April 18, 1876 April 27, 1876
(3) Bright Starr, Hopkins County. House Journal.
(4) Wortham did not attend 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Bright Star, Hopkins County. House Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 39th Legislature, R.S., 3/18/1925, p. 1865, In Memory of Colonel W.B. Wortham (state treasurer, son of William Amos Wortham). Relatives: William Amos Wortham - father, Louis J. Wortham - son. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 921-922. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. "Dr. Francis." Galveston Daily News.
  • WORTHAM, WILLIAM AMOS (1830-1910). "In 1855 he moved to Sulphur Springs in Hopkins County . . . " Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical information included in sketch of W.B. Wortham, Executive Department, son of William Amos Wortham, pp. 81-84. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, William A. Wortham, Superintendent of the State Orphans' Asylum, pp. 132-133. Born 11/3/1830 in Maury County, County, Tennessee. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 12-13. "His home is at Sulphur Springs." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 254-255. "Wortham, of Sulphur Springs." Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.A. Wortham, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.A. Wortham, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.A. Wortham, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    County Government and County Finance  
    Educational Affairs  
    Educational Affairs, Subcommittee on (Visit State Schools)  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Printing  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Fish Commission, Select (Chair) 
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Revision of Senate Rules of Order and Joint Committee on Rules of Joint Session  
    State Asylums  
    State Penitentiaries  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Internal Improvements  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Removal of Judge Martin Wheeler, 5th Judicial District  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Printing (Chair) 
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Buildings  
    Public Lands  

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