W.R. Holsey

Walter Richardson Holsey

Full Name: Walter Richardson Holsey
Date of birth: September 3, 1867
Date of death: January 19, 1941

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 10, 1911 30th (5) (6) (7)   31st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Corsicana / Navarro   Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro
H 40 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Powell / Navarro   Navarro
H 40 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Powell / Navarro   Navarro

(1) 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.
(2) "Place of residence" Corsicana, Texas (Navarro County). Senate Journal.
(3) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) Postoffice Corsicana, Navarro County. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) "Place of residence" Powell, Texas (Navarro County). Senate Journal.
(6) 30th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(7) Postoffice Powell, Navarro County. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Military Service Notes

  • Garitty Rifles, Spanish-American War. Obituary, 1/20/1941. Corsicana Daily Sun.
  • Holsey, Walter R., United States Volunteers, Spanish-American War, Call Number 401-234. Sergeant, Company I, 2nd Texas Volunteer Infantry, postoffice Powell, Texas. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Former Legislator Died Sunday After Lingering Illness: Walter R. Holsey, Well-Known Navarro Countian, Buried Monday," 1/20/1941, pp. 1, 9. Death date 1/19/1941, native of Taylor County, Georgia, "Holsey served in the Texas Legislature, 1906-1910, and in the Texas Senate from 1910-1914." Corsicana Daily Sun.
  • Walter R. Holsey, birth date 9/3/1867 in Georgia, death date 1/19/1941 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Walter Richardson Holsey (1867-1941), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County. Find a Grave.
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - Walter R. Holsey, postoffice Powell, nativity Georgia, age 35 (born circa 1868), merchant and farmer, Democrat.
    30th Legislature (1907) - W.R. Holsey, Corsicana, Navarro County, nativity Georgia, merchant, Democrat, age 39 (born circa 1868). Texas Legislative Manual. 28th 30th


  • Photograph. W.R. Holsey, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.R. Holsey, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. Holsey, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

31st R.S. - 1909
Agricultural Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Labor (Chair) 
Military Affairs  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Asylums  
Tobin's Book Store Account  
Towns and City Corporations  
30th R.S. - 1907
Commerce and Manufactures  
Contingent Expenses  
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Enrolled Bills  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
State Penitentiaries  
Towns and City Corporations  
29th R.S. - 1905
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
State Affairs  
State Penitentiaries  
28th R.S. - 1903
Agricultural Affairs  
Claims and Accounts  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Military Affairs  
State Asylums  

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