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W.K. Hopkins Welly Kennon Hopkins
Full Name: Welly Kennon Hopkins
Date of birth: September 3, 1898
Date of death: February 27, 1994

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 8, 1935 - Nov 15, 1935 44th (1) (2)   Democrat Gonzales / Gonzales   Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays
S 19 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (3) (4)   42nd (5)   Democrat Gonzales / Gonzales Senate President Pro Tempore (43rd)   Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays
H 67 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Gonzales / Gonzales   Gonzales
(1) Rudolph A. Weinert, in special election 3/20/1936, sworn 9/28/1936, succeeded Welly K. Hopkins, resigned after 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 44th Legislature - 1/8/1935, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of New Senators" and "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) 43rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 10/13/1933. Senate Journal.
(4) 43rd Legislature - 1/10/1933, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Media.
(5) 42nd Legislature - 1/13/1931, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Newly-Elected Senators." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 74th Legislature, R.S., HR 1059. Memorializing 35 members who died in the past two years. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, 2/16/1929, p. 6. Houston Post-Dispatch.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, 3/3/1994. "Died this week" at age 95. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Died 3/1994. Card File.
  • Genealogical record for Welly Kennon Hopkins, Cason Family Homepage, 2003.
  • Mentioned in preview of 44th Legislature and discussion of legislative turnover, "Texas House Gets 80 New Members," 10/15/1934, p. 14. San Antonio Express.
  • "Tribute to the late Welly K. Hopkins" by the Honorable J.J. Pickle. Congressional Record, 3/1/1994. THOMAS, U. S. Congress.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.K. Hopkins, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.K. Hopkins, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.K. Hopkins, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.K. Hopkins, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 42nd session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, east wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 44th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 41st session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage (Vice Chair) 
    Portrait of Honorable John N. Garner, Special  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    State Highways and Motor Traffic (Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries  
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Highway Department Investigation, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Highway Department Investigation, Committee of the Whole Senate, Board of Managers  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Rio Grande Valley Hurricane Damage  
    Rules  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries  
    Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission Investigation, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Banks and Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Educational Affairs  
    Enrolled Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Judge J.B. Price Impeachment  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Banks and Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Inspect Insane Hospitals  
    Judiciary  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Revenue and Taxation  
     

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