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W. Lanier William David Lanier
Full Name: William David "Pa Bill" Lanier
Date of birth: April 13, 1847
Date of death: August 27, 1930

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 2 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Atlanta / Cass   Cass
H 2 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Atlanta / Cass   Cass
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company B, Capt. Wm. Oliver's Company, Carter's Battalion, 4/1/1864 to close of war. Includes supporting correspondence from Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, War Department, and others. William D. Lanier, born 4/13/1847 in Marion County, Georgia; death date 8/27/1930 in Atlanta, Cass County, Texas. Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958, Pension File No. 42719. Ancestry.com.
  • Obituary, "A Good Citizen Passes Away," Cass County Sun (Linden, Tex.), 9/2/1930, p. 1, crediting Atlanta Public Library. W.D. Lanier "served 4 years in the Legislature as a representative from Cass county." Description of military service, "He enlisted in the Confederacy at the age of 17 in April 1864 under Captain Wm. Oliver in Company B, State troops, and was later transferred to 2nd Texas Infantry under K. Smith." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • William David "Pa Bill" Lanier, birth date 4/13/1847 in Marion County, Georgia; death date 8/27/1930 in Atlanta, Cass County, Texas; interment in Pine Creek Cemetery, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas. Find a Grave.
  • Photos of W.D. "Pa Bill" Lanier family in Atlanta, by Heather Ridpath Pilcher, Sarah L. Ridpath, Arcadia Publishing, 2011, p. 91. "Pa Bill Lanier, who served in the Confederate army and two term[s] in the Texas Legislature in 1915 and 1917." Google Books.
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - W.D. Lanier, postoffice Atlanta (Texas), nativity Georgia, age 70 (born circa 1847), 59 years in Texas, merchant, member of former legislatures: 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. W. Lanier, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. Lanier, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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
    Claims and Accounts  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Penitentiaries  
    Private Corporations  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Irrigation  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Debt  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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