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Mrs. Edith E. Wilmans Edith Eunice Wilmans
Full Name: Edith Eunice Wilmans
Other surnames: Born, Therrel,
Date of birth: December 21, 1882
Date of death: March 21, 1966

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50-3 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Edith Eunice Therrel Wilmans, pp. 77-81. First woman elected to the Texas Legislature and first to preside as speaker of the House, "although this was likely an honorary appointment." Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Other Resources
  • WILMANS, EDITH EUNICE THERREL (1882-1966). The first woman elected to the Texas Legislature. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Mrs. Edith E. Wilmans, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Common Carriers  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    Public Health  

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