W.R. Perkins

Walter Robert Perkins

Full Name: Walter Robert Perkins
Date of birth: December 16, 1881
Date of death: July 3, 1943

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 94 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Alice / Jim Wells   Aransas, Duval, Nueces, San Patricio

(1) Redistricting bill for House of Representatives, Acts 1901, 27th 1st C.S., ch. 8, shows House District 94 with four counties: Aransas, Duval, Nueces, San Patricio. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 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.
(3) Jim Wells County approved by Legislature in 1911, and formally organized in 1912. Handbook of Texas Online.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Judge Walter R. Perkins, "Perkins Funeral Is Held at Alice," 7/8/1943, p. 5. "While serving as a member of the Texas Legislature in 1908-09, he introduced the bill creating Jim Wells County out of a portion of Nueces County; and he later served as the first Jim Wells County judge." Kerrville Times.
  • Memorial, January 1944, p. 30. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • Walter R. Perkins, birth date 12/16/1881 in Mississippi; death date 7/3/1943 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Death notice, Judge Walter Robert Perkins, "Judge Perkins Dies," 7/9/1943, p. 6. Kerrville Mountain Sun.


  • Photograph. W.R. Perkins, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Enrolled Bills  
Game and Fisheries  
Internal Improvements  
Liquor Traffic  
31st R.S. - 1909
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Internal Improvements  
Liquor Traffic  

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