W.L. Dean

William Luther Dean

Full Name: William Luther Dean
Date of birth: April 13, 1866
Date of death: July 14, 1933

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 11, 1921 35th (3) (4) (5)   36th (1) (2)   Democrat Huntsville / Walker Senate President Pro Tempore (35th)   Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker
H 55 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Madisonville / Madison   Brazos, Madison

(1) 36th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/14/1919, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) Huntsville, Walker County. Senate Journal.
(3) 35th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 8/6/1917, 2nd C.S., due to the extended absence of the President Pro Tem; and elected 8/31/1917, 3rd C.S. Senate Journal.
(4) 35th Legislature - Member-elect in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 7, 1916, oath of office administered, 1/9/1917, pp. 2-3. Senate Journal.
(5) Huntsville, Walker County. Senate Journal.
(6) Madison County. House Journal.
(7) Madisonville, Madison County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) Lived in Madisonville during House service in 25th Legislature. Texas Under Many Flags, 1930.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • William Luther Dean, born 1866 in Madisonville, Texas. Profile of law firm Dean, Humphrey & Powell, Huntsville, Texas, 1918 edition, p. 652. The American Bar: Contemporary Lawyers of the United States and Canada.
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • William Luther Dean, born 4/13/1866 in Madison, TX, married Ella Corley about 1905, died 7/14/1933, 1 child, in "Decendents and Ancestors of Israel Dodge Allphin." Family Tree Guide, 2010.
  • William Luther Dean, born 4/13/1866 in Walker, TX, died 7/14/1933. FamilySearch.


  • Photograph. W.L. Dean, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. Dean, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. Dean, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Agricultural Affairs  
Civil Jurisprudence (Chair) 
Claims and Accounts  
Contingent Expense  
Educational Affairs  
Exterminating Pink Boll Worm, Investigate  
Finance (Vice Chair) 
Governor's Nominations  
Privileges and Elections  
State Penitentiaries  
35th R.S. - 1917
Civil Jurisprudence  
Congressional Districts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Formulate the Rules of Procedure in the Trial Upon the Articles of Impeachment of Governor James B. Ferguson, Governor. (Chair) 
Insurance and Banking  
Judicial Districts  
State Penitentiaries  
Stock and Stock Raising  
25th R.S. - 1897
A. & M. College Exercises, Special  
Agricultural & Mechanical College, Sam Houston Normal Institute and Prairie View Normal School, Special  
Enrolled Bills  
Judicial Districts  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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