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W.S. Delaney William Shelby Delany
Full Name: William Shelby Delany
Other surnames: Delaney
Date of birth: September 18, 1825
Date of death: December 16, 1900

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 25 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Columbus / Colorado   Colorado, Lavaca
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • W.S. Delany. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, William Shelby Delaney, pp. 363-364. Born 9/18/1825 in Union County, Kentucky. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • DELANEY, WILLIAM SHELBY (1825-1900). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Judge William S. Delany, pp. 450-451. Born 9/18/1825 in Union County, Kentucky. "In 1874 he had been elected to the State Legislature, and was Chairman of the Committee on Finance." Memorial and Genealogical Record of Southwest Texas: Containing Biographical Histories and Genealogical Records of Many Leading Men and Prominent Families, 1894.
  • Judge William Shelby Delaney, "Brief History of Columbus," Nesbitt Memorial Library. Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 4, Number 1, January, 1994, pp. 42-43, Columbus, Texas, crediting Nesbitt Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, Colorado County regiment. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Death notice, "W.S. Delaney Dead," 12/17/1900, p. 3. Austin Statesman.
  • Census of 1870 - W.L. Delaney, Colorado County, age 45, born circa 1825 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Caroline.
    Census of 1880 - W.S. Delary [Delany], Columbus, Colorado County, age 54, born circa 1826 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Carolin.
    Census of 1900 - William E. [S.] Delany, Columbus, Colorado County, age 75, born December 1825 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Caroline. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900
  • William Shelby Delany, birth date 9/18/1825, death date 12/16/1900, potrait, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.S. Delany, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.S. Delaney, Texas Jurists Collection
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Financial Condition of the State  
    Floating Debt of the State  
    Immigration (Chair) 
    Impeachment Managers, Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District  
    Impeachment of Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judges M. Walker and Wesley Ogden, Supreme Court  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Removal of Judge L.M. Cooper, 3rd Judicial District  
    Sanitary Legislation  
    State Affairs  

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