William Pierson

William M. Pierson

Full Name: William M. Pierson
Date of birth: March 12, 1871
Date of death: April 24, 1935

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt
H 15 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt

Terms of Service top

House District 33
Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905
Legislatures: 28th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Greenville / Hunt
Counties in district: Hunt
House District 15
Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903
Legislatures: 27th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Greenville / Hunt
Counties in district: Hunt

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - William M. Pierson, Greenville, Hunt County, age 29, born March 1871 in Texas, lawyer, boarder. FamilySearch.
  • Judge William Pierson, birth date 3/12/1871 in Upshur County, death date 4/24/1935 in Austin, Travis County, lawyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "Murder and Mayhem on the Texas Supreme Court: The Shocking Death of Justice William Pierson and the Evolution of the Insanity Defense in Texas," by Gary M. Lavergne, Volume 4, No. 1, Fall 2014, pp. 20-29. Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.
  • Memorial, October 1935, pp. 32-33. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association.


Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
Constitutional Amendments  
Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 2  
Railroad Commission  
27th R.S. - 1901
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Railroad Commission  
Senatorial Districts  
Towns and City Corporations  

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