W.O. Murray

William Owen Murray

Full Name: William Owen Murray, Sr.
Date of birth: October 22, 1857
Date of death: March 2, 1928

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 10, 1911 - Jul 15, 1913 32nd (3)   33rd (1) (2)   Democrat Floresville / Wilson   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Frio, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, Victoria, Wilson
S 22 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (4) (5) (6)   30th (7)   31st (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Floresville / Wilson Senate President Pro Tempore (31st)   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Frio, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, Victoria, Wilson
H 93 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Floresville / Wilson   Atascosa, Wilson
H 93 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Floresville / Wilson   Atascosa, Wilson
H 88 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Floresville / Wilson   Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, Wilson
H 88 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Floresville / Wilson   Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, Wilson

(1) Resigned from Legislature 7/15/1913; appointed to Board of Prison Commissioners, 8/23/1913. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
(2) John H. Bailey, in special election 8/5/1913, sworn 8/11/1913, succeeded William O. Murray, resigned 7/15/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) 31st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/12/1909, 2nd C.S. Senate Journal.
(5) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(6) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(7) 30th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, William Owen Murray, Volume IV, pp. 1848-1849. Born 10/22/1857 in Morgan County, Missouri. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch, Mrs. W.O. Murray (Ella Steele Peacock), pp. 120-121. Includes portrait of Mrs. Murray. The Texas Women's Hall of Fame, 1917.
  • Biographical sketch, William O. Murray, pp. 193-195. Born 10/22/1857 in Versailles, Missouri, married Ella S. Peacock 10/10/1883. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.

Other Resources

  • W.O. Murray, birth date 10/22/1848 [sic: age 70] in Missouri, death date 3/2/1928 in Floresville, Wilson County, Texas; merchant. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William Owen Murray (1857-1928), burial in Floresville City Cemetery, Wilson County. Includes portrait, biographical sketch. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in biography of son, MURRAY, WILLIAM OWEN (Jr.) (1890-1974). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • William Owen Murray, Sr., birth date 10/22/1857 in Missouri, death date 3/2/1928. "William Owen was State Senator for 16 years. He had two sons, and two daughters. Both sons became lawyers." Descendants of Owen Murray. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.

Photographs

  • Photograph. W.O. Murray, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.O. Murray, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.O. Murray, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.O. Murray, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.O. Murray, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.O. Murray, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.O. Murray, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

33rd R.S. - 1913
Agricultural Affairs  
Constitutional Amendments  
Finance  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
Rules  
State Penitentiaries  
Stock and Stock Raising  
32nd R.S. - 1911
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Congressional Districts  
Finance  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
Rules  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising  
31st R.S. - 1909
Agricultural Affairs  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Finance  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
Public Health  
Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Senate Journal Printing Costs  
State Asylums  
Stock and Stock Raising  
30th R.S. - 1907
Agricultural Affairs  
Finance  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Mining and Irrigation  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
Public Land and Land Office (Chair) 
State Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising  
29th R.S. - 1905
Appropriations (Chair) 
Public Lands and Land Office  
28th R.S. - 1903
Finance  
Penitentiaries  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
27th R.S. - 1901
Congressional Districts  
County Government and County Finances  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Finance  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
Towns and City Corporations  
26th R.S. - 1899
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
County Government and County Finances  
State Asylums  

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