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William Butler William Riley Butler
Full Name: William Riley Butler
Date of birth: August 27, 1857
Date of death: May 23, 1935

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 66 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Temple / Bell   Bell
H 66 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Temple / Bell   Bell
H 66 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1)   Democrat Temple / Bell   Bell
(1) Candidate announcement of W.R. Butler of Temple, "ex-county judge of Bell County." "Candidate for Legislature," Houston Post, 12/24/1911, p. 4, crediting UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • W.R. Butler, birth date 8/27/1857 in Illinois. Biographical sketch and photo, "Texas and Her Legislature (Legislative Section)," Members of Texas House of Representatives, 35th Legislature, 2/28/1917, p. 16. Fort Worth Record.
  • Biographical sketch, William R. Butler, Volume II, pp. 611-612. Birth date 8/27/1857 in Clinton County, Illinois. Former Bell County Judge (1904-1908). A History of Central and Western Texas, 1911.
  • Other Resources
  • William R. Butler, birth date 8/27/1857 in Illinois, death date 5/23/1935 in Temple, Bell County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Judge William Riley Butler, birth date 8/11/1857 on grave marker, death date 5/23/1935, interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell County. Find a Grave.
  • Son William R. Butler's service in World War I, "William R. Butler, son of Representative W.R. Butler, and now Lieutenant Butler, said that it was good to come back home before going to the front." "Magnificent Crowd Assembles in Honor of Bell County's Soldiers," Temple Daily Telegram, 8/25/1917, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - W.R. Butler, postoffice Temple, nativity Illinois, age 59 (born circa 1858), 40 years in Texas, lawyer, member former legislatures: 33rd-34th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Butler, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Butler, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Butler, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Congressional Districts  
    Forestry  
    Judiciary  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Senatorial Districts  
    Supreme Judicial Districts  
    Women's Confederate Home, Investigate (Chair) 
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Appropriations  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties  
    Judiciary (Vice Chair) 
    Reforms in Civil Procedure  
    State Asylums  
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Conduct of Newspaper Representatives, Investigate  
    Judiciary  
    Reforms in Civil Procedure  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
     

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