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W.H. Rice William Henry Rice
Full Name: William Henry Rice
Date of birth: August 12, 1859
Date of death: March 13, 1930

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (1) (2)   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Denton, Montague, Wise

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1924 due to redistricting. Act approved 1921 and effective Apr. 1, 1924, 37th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 60, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 38th Legislature - List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November Seventh, 1922, oath of office administered, 1/9/1923, p. 1-2. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 41st Legislature, 5th C.S., 3/14/1930, p. 253. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Pedigree Resource File - William Henry Rice, born 8/12/1859 in Hazel Hill, MO, died 3/13/1930 in Duke, TX, married Sarah Elizabeth LaPrade on 8/23/1923 in Cooke Co., TX. International Genealogical Index shows same born Johnson, MO. FamilySearch.
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - W.H. Rice, Decatur, Wise County, age 66, stock farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Genealogical Outline of the Will Rice Family - William Henry Rice. Stories link notes "Grandaddy Will became a Texas State Senator." Will Rice Family Online Reunion.
  • "Senator Rice is a Progressive," 12/8/1922, p. 10. Wise County Messenger.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.H. Rice, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 38th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Enrolled Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Representative Districts (Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts (Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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