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W.P. Tarpey William Peter Tarpey
Full Name: William Peter Tarpey, Sr.
Date of birth: May 22, 1873
Date of death: February 22, 1941

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 39 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat La Marque / Galveston   Galveston

(1) Lamarque, Galveston County. House Journal.
(2) Galveston, Galveston County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Galveston County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(4) Lamarque. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Lamarque. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • "Funeral Services Set Today for William P. Tarpey," 2/23/1941, p. 2. Died early at his home "yesterday" (2/22/1941), "elected to the Legislature in 1901 and served 2 terms in the House of Representatives from Galveston County." Galveston Daily News.
  • Biographical sketch, William P. Tarpey, pp. 146-147. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.
  • Other Resources
  • William Peter Tarpey, Sr., birth date 5/22/1873 in La Marque, death date 2/22/1941 in Galveston County, burial in Galveston Memorial Park. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.P. Tarpey, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    27th R.S. - 1901
    County Government and County Finances  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representative Districts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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