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W. Blassingame William Blassingame
Full Name: William Blassingame
Date of birth: January 13, 1836
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 11, 1881 15th (2)   16th (1)   Democrat Sandusky / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(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 "long term" (four years). Senate Journal. April 14, 1876 April 27, 1876
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 21-22. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 242. Born 1/13/1836 in Greenville, South Carolina. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 221. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, entered in May 1861. Assistant surgeon in General McCulloch's Missouri campaign; at the re-organization, transferred to the Indian Department; served as assistant surgeon until the surrender. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - William Blasingame, Grayson County, age 44, born circa 1836 in South Carolina, laborer, wife Etta S.
    Census of 1900 - W. Blasengame, Grayson County, age 64, born January 1836 in South Carolina, doctor, wife Ella S.
    Census of 1910 - William Blassingame, Grayson County, age 74, born circa 1836 in South Carolina, farmer, wife Etta S. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W. Blassingame, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. Blassingame, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Educational Affairs  
    Federal Relations  
    Governor's Mansion  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on  
    Penitentiary  
    Public Lands  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Asylums  
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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