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W.N. Denman Washington Lafayette Denman
Full Name: Washington Lafayette Denman
Date of birth: November 23, 1830
Date of death: December 18, 1891

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 6 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2)   Democrat Homer / Angelina   Angelina, Nacogdoches
H 6 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (3)   Democrat Homer / Angelina   Angelina, Nacogdoches
H 3 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Homer / Angelina   Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Trinity

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(3) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • DENMAN, WASHINGTON LAFAYETTE (1830-1891). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary and death notice, Colonel W.L. Denman, The Galveston Daily News, 12/22/1891, p. 1, col. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Death date 12/18/1891 in Lufkin, Angelina County; Denman was "at different times a member of the state legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 64-65. Age 45. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, Anderson's Regiment of Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Washington Lafeyette Denman (abt. 1831-1891), Comment, Colonel Washington Lafayette Denman includes service in Legislature, account of death. Abram Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • W.L. Denman, death date 12/18/1891, inscription: aged 61 years, 25 days, burial in Walker Cemetery, Redland, Angelina County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.N. Denman, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. W.L. Denman, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. Denman, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    County and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Indian Affairs  
    Private Land Claims  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Judges M. Walker and Wesley Ogden, Supreme Court (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Removal of Judge J.B. Williamson, 6th Judicial District  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 

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