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W.B. Fitzhugh William Bernice Fitzhugh
Full Name: William Bernice Fitzhugh
Date of birth: August 28, 1875
Date of death: July 8, 1935

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 78 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Arlington / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 78 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (7)   Democrat Arlington / Tarrant   Tarrant

(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) Discussion of candidacy of Hon. W.B. Fitzhugh for the 31st Legislature from the Texas Railway Journal, "For Representative," 7/25/1908. Former member of the 29th Legislature (1905). Grapevine Sun.
(3) District No. 78 - Louis J. Wortham, Fort Worth; W.B. Fitzhugh, Arlington. House Journal.
(4) Arlington, Tarrant County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) 78th - W.B. Fitzhugh, Arlington; Louis J. Wortham, Fort Worth. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide.
(6) Fort Worth. Texas Legislative Manual.
(7) Announcement of W.B. Fitzhugh's candidacy for representative, "subject to the action of the Democratic convention," "For Representative," 6/18/1904. Grapevine Sun.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary and photo, "W.B. Fitzhugh Early Pastor," "Funeral Friday," 7/11/1935, p. 13. "He served as a Representative in the Texas Legislature 26 years ago," moved to Colorado Springs in later years; died in Shreveport, Louisiana. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Other Resources
  • W.B. Fitzhugh, born 1876, death date 7/8/1935 in Caddo, Louisiana. Louisiana, U.S., Statewide Death Index, 1819-1964. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1900 - Bernice Fitzhugh, Tarrant County, birth date August 1874, age 25, preacher, spouse Julia (birth date March 1873).
    Census of 1910 - W.B. Fitzhugh, Tarrant County, age 35, real estate, Fort Worth, spouse Julia, son Wm Cullen. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • William Bernice Fitzhugh, birth date 8/28/1875, draft registration in Colorado Springs, Colorado, minister of the Gospel, nearest relative Julia V. Fitzhugh. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • W.B. Fitzhugh's wife, Julia V. Hanger Fitzhugh, birth date 3/16/1873, death date 4/20/1928, child William Cullen Fitzhugh, burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth. Find a Grave.
  • Reprint of editorial from The Fort Worth Record endorsing Hon. Clarence E. Stewart for the legislature and mentioning letter from Hon. W.B. Fitzhugh, "present representative from this county," announcing his retirement from the race, "For Representative," 3/10/1906. Grapevine Sun.
  • William Bernice Fitzhugh (1875-1935), Cumberland Presbyterian Minister in Arlington, Texas, 1901-1906; Colorado, 1918-1932. Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America.
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - W.B. Fitzhugh, postoffice Arlington, nativity Texas, age 29 (born circa 1876), minister, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.B. Fitzhugh, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.B. Fitzhugh, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Municipal Corporations  
    Public Health  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Banks and Banking  
    Common Carriers  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Municipal Corporations  
    Rules (Chair) 
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Confederate Home, Investigate  
    Federal Relations  
    Municipal Corporations  

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