W.D. Crockett

William David Crockett

Full Name: William David "Davie" Crockett
Date of birth: December 5, 1862
Date of death: May 4, 1922

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 46 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Chappell Hill / Washington   Washington
H 46 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th (5) (6)   Democrat Chappell Hill / Washington   Washington
H 47 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Chappell Hill / Washington   Lee, Washington

(1) District 46 represented by W. D. Crockett, p. 4. House Journal.
(2) District 47 represented by W. D. Crockett, p. 68. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) District 46 comprised of Washington county; District 47 comprised of Washington and Lee counties, pp. 34-35, Acts 1901, 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 8, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) 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.
(5) District 46 represented by W. D. Crockett, p. 3. House Journal.
(6) District 47 represented by W. D. Crockett, p. 65. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • John Crockett (1730-1800) - LifeStory. Grave marker inscription notes: "Born in a ship in the Year 1730 / Born upon sea near Pennsylvania shore." Ancestry.com.
  • John Jesse Crockett, brother of William David Crockett, married Lora B. Coston in 1896. Marriage license, Washington County. Ancestry.com.
  • Relatives: John Crockett, born at sea on the way to Philadelphia in 1730, was the uncle of John McClanahan Crockett and the great-great-grandfather of William David Crockett. "Descendants of John Crockett." Ancestry.com.
  • William David Crockett mentioned in "The Story of Mary Haynes Davie and John Crockett" by Barbara Crockett Bishop. Ancestry.com.
  • "William Davie Crockett, who became a state legislator in the early 1900s . . . ," p. 183. "State Representative William David Crockett," p. 191. Purchase of land that was formerly the campus of Chappell Hill's Soule University, pp. 212-213. The Confederates of Chappell Hill, Texas: Prosperity, Civil War and Decline, 2005.
  • Correspondence of Representative W.D. Crockett, 6/28/1909 - 12/3/1909; San Antonio Daily Express article, "Governor Held Club Over Regents of the University," 6/2/1909; Courtesy of family of W.D. Crockett. Donated Material.
  • State flower song, "Bluebonnets," by Julia D. Booth and Lora C. Crockett, [sister-in-law of William David Crockett], adopted by the legislature in 1933. Handbook of Texas Online. Listen to "Bluebonnets" performed by Donald Brower


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Appropriations (Chair) 
Private Corporations  
State Asylums  
31st R.S. - 1909
Appropriations (Chair) 
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Blind Institute  
Private Corporations  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
30th R.S. - 1907
Banks and Banking  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
29th R.S. - 1905
Appropriations Subcommitttee on the Epileptic Colony at Abilene  

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