W.D. Cope

William Dade Cope

Full Name: William Dade Cope
Date of birth: July 17, 1852
Date of death: November 13, 1954

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 104 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Childress / Childress   Childress, Cottle, Hall, Motley
H 104 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Childress / Childress   Childress, Cottle, Hall, Motley
H 104 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Childress / Childress   Childress, Cottle, Hall, Motley

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Rites Today for Former State Official," 11/14/1954, p. B4. "William D. Cope, former Texas adjutant general" and "member of the Legislature from Childress." Austin Statesman.

Other Resources

  • Wm. Dade Cope, birth date 7/17/1852, death date 11/13/1954, burial in Austin Memorial Park Cemetery with Marion Sayles Cope. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in "Governor causes much excitement . . . Directs personal remark at state senator, which causes uproar . . . He wants an investigation . . . The resolution introduced asks for thorough probing of activities of James E. Ferguson," 3/4/1917, pp. 1, 6, 12. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in: Nicola, Carson. On the Labor Front: Uncovering Dallas's Union Legislators 1890-1920. Texas Christian University, May 8, 2023. Texas Christian University.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. W.D. Cope, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.D. Cope, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.D. Cope, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Central Investigating Committee  
Common Carriers  
Liquor Traffic  
Prepare Articles of Impeachment Against Governor James E. Ferguson  
Revenue and Taxation  
Senatorial Districts  
34th R.S. - 1915
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
State Asylums  
33rd R.S. - 1913
Juvenile Reforms  
Public Debt  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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