W.J. Swain

William Jesse Swain

Full Name: William Jesse Swain
Date of birth: February 19, 1839
Date of death: December 20, 1904

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 9, 1883 16th (3) (4) (5)   17th (1) (2)   Democrat Clarksville / Red River   Franklin, Hopkins, Red River, Titus
H 8 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Clarksville / Red River   Red River, Titus

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(3) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(4) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(5) Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Reports from the San Antonio Herald and the progressive Paris Progress on the status of the democratic party, p. 3, 2/12/1880. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. W.J. Swain, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.J. Swain, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Commerce and Manufactures  
Counties and County Boundaries  
General Land Office  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Military Affairs  
Penitentiaries (Chair) 
Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on (Co-Chair) 
Senatorial and Representative Districts  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
16th R.S. - 1879
Federal Relations  
General Land Office  
Governor's Message, Election of County Officers in Harrison and Smith Counties  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on (Co-Chair) 
Penitentiary (Chair) 
Public Lands  
Revision of Code  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
14th R.S. - 1874
Internal Improvements  
Judges M. Walker and Wesley Ogden, Supreme Court  
Judiciary No. 1  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
Removal of Judge J.J. Thornton, 24th Judicial District  

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