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W.D. Yett William Dick Yett
Full Name: William Dick Yett
Date of birth: February 24, 1854
Date of death: March 6, 1937

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2)   Democrat Marble Falls / Burnet   Burnet, Travis, Williamson
S 20 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (3)   25th (4)   Democrat Marble Falls / Burnet   Burnet, Travis, Williamson
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 27th Legislature - 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
(3) 26th Legislature - 1/10/1899, p. 1, listed in "roll of hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(4) 25th Legislature - 1/12/1897, p. 1, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Dr. William Dick Yett, birth date 2/24/1854, death date 3/6/1937, interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Find a Grave.
  • William D. Yett. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • "Final Rites Held for Dr. W.D. Yett," 3/8/1937, p. 7A. San Antonio Light.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.D. Yett, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.D. Yett, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.D. Yett, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 27th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, north wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    State Penitentiaries  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    General Land Office  
    Military Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    State Asylums  
    State Lunatic Asylum, Texas Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Institute for the Blind, and Institute for Deaf, Dumb and Blind Colored Youths, Special  
    Towns and City Corporations  
     

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