W.H. Wiggs

Wilburn Haywood Wiggs

Full Name: Wilburn Haywood Wiggs
Date of birth: October 26, 1873
Date of death: February 12, 1949

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 37 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Paris / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar
H 37 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Paris / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar

Terms of Service top

House District 37
Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933
Legislatures: 42nd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Paris / Lamar
Counties in district: Fannin, Lamar
House District 37
Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931
Legislatures: 41st  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Paris / Lamar
Counties in district: Fannin, Lamar

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/3/1929, p. 9. Houston Post-Dispatch.

Other Resources

  • Wilburn Haywood Wiggs, birth date 10/26/1873, home address in Paris, Lamar County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Mentioned as a leading proponent of anti-evolution bills in the 1920's, pp. 57-58 (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.; HB 378, 39th Legislature, R.S.; HB 90, 41st Legislature, R.S.). Ledbetter, Patsy. "Defense of the Faith: J. Frank Norris and Texas Fundamentalism, 1920-1929," Arizona and the West, Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring, 1973, pp. 45-62. JSTOR.
  • W.H. Wiggs, minister, age 55 in 1929, born in Texas, Democrat. Obituary, "Former Representative, W.H. Wiggs, Dies at 75," "Special to The News," states: "for many years a Paris Methodist preacher, Wiggs was in the grocery business . . . he was assistant reading clerk in the House of Representative in 1933." Birth date 10/26/1873. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • Wilbur H. Wiggs. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arch Hatch celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 7/7/1974. "Mr. and Mrs. Hatch were married at the home of her uncle, the Rev. W.H. (Wilburn) Wiggs of Paris," 6/30/1974, p. II-2. Paris News.


  • Photograph. W.H. Wiggs, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.H. Wigg, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Common Carriers  
Federal Relations (Vice Chair) 
Liquor Traffic  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
41st R.S. - 1929
Congressional Districts  
Liquor Traffic  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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