John William Woods

Full Name: John William "Cowboy Speaker" Woods
Date of birth: September 4, 1875
Date of death: April 18, 1933

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 121 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Rotan / Fisher Speaker   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan
H 121 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Rotan / Fisher   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Memorial, October 1933, p. 108. First member elected Speaker in second term; first western member elected Speaker; and first prohibitionist Speaker. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

33rd R.S. - 1913
Banks and Banking  
Congressional Districts  
Counties (Chair) 
Juvenile Reforms  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Reforms in Criminal Procedure  

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