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William H. Pope William Henry Pope
Full Name: William Henry Pope
Date of birth: February 15, 1847
Date of death: February 15, 1913

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1)   21st (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
S 3 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (5) (6)   19th (7) (8)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison Senate President Pro Tempore (20th)   Harrison
S 3 Jan 10, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (9) (10) (11)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 21st Legislature - 1/8/1889, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call : "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
(5) 20th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/11/1887, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(6) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(7) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(8) 19th Legislature - 1/13/1885, p. 1. "Credentials of the new members, excepting Sen. Bell, Harrison, and Pope, were presented...On motion of Sen. Houston of Bexar, the new Senators not holding credentials were also sworn in." Senate Journal.
(9) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(10) 18th Legislature - W.H. Pope and William Getzendaner sworn second day 1/10/1883, p.5. Senate Journal.
(11) 18th Legislature, 1/10/1883, p. 1, All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office; pp. 5-6, Resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 33rd Legislature, R.S., 3/31/1913, p. 1943. Died during month of February 1812. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • POPE, WILLIAM HENRY (1847-1913). Death date 2/15/1913. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 237. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 315. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Biographical sketch. Terry's Texas Rangers, 2001.
  • Confederate States Army, Terry's Scouts and Wharton's Cavalry. Biographical sketch, pp. 102-103. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Other Resources
  • W.H. Pope, birth date 2/15/1847, death date 2/15/1913, interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Find a Grave.
  • "Alex. Pope's Slayers: the Case called for Trial Yesterday at Marshall," 10/8/1890, p. 10. Galveston Daily News.
  • "Judge Pope of Beaumont Dies in Waco Sanitarium," 2/16/1913, p. 4. "Judge Pope is survived by two brothers, Dr. John Pope of Tyler and Dr. Irwin Pope of Marshall. Another brother, Alexander Pope, was shot and killed in a sensational tragedy at the courthouse in Marshall in the early '90s, in which Judge Pope was also dangerously wounded." Relatives: Alexander Pope and William Henry Pope - brothers. Galveston Daily News.
  • "The Keller-Wethersby Trial—Orders of the Higher Courts," 10/10/1890, p. 6. "The most important evidence introduced was the dying statement of Alexander Pope that he was shot by W.T.S. Keller while endeavoring to prevent him from shooting his brother, W.H. Pope." Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in "Judge Keller's Awful Fate," 1/4/1891, p. 7. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in "Weathersby Found Guilty," 10/13/1890, p. 6. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William H. Pope, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William H. Pope, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William H. Pope, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William H. Pope, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William H. Pope, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Apportionment and Representation  
    Constitutional Amendment to Judiciary Article  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
    Frontier Protection  
    Investigate Charges Against J.E. Hollingsworth, Commissioner of Insurance, Statistics, and History  
    Jefferson Davis  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Alamo Monument  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Quarantine Station at Galveston, Investigate  
    Roads and Bridges  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Laying the Cornerstone of the New Capitol  
    Public Health  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penitentiaries  
    Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Health  
    Public Printing  
    San Antonio  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office (Chair) 
     

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