W. Gresham

Walter Gresham

Full Name: Walter Gresham
Date of birth: July 22, 1841
Date of death: November 6, 1920

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 64 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston
H 65 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
H 65 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (5)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Galveston

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) Gresham resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company E, 24th Virginia Cavalry. Military grave marker, Walter Gresham (1841-1920), burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County. Find a Grave.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company E, 24th Virginia Cavalry. Walter Gresham, birth date 7/22/1841, death date 11/20/1920. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 61, 161. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Photographs

  • Photograph. W. Gresham, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Article 5, Constitution of the State of Texas  
Finance (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
International and Great Northern Railroad, Investigate the Receivership  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims  
Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
Rules  
Texas World's Fair Exhibition  
21st R.S. - 1889
Clerk of the Supreme Court at Austin, Investigate (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Finance (Chair) 
Incorporation Laws  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Rules  
20th R.S. - 1887
Finance (Chair) 
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvement  
Judiciary No. 1  
Memorial Resolution for Hon. B. Rush Plumley (Chair) 
New Capitol, Furnishing  
New Capitol, Governor's Message  
Proposition by T.H. Wheless, Stenographic Report of the Proceedings of the Legislature  
Public Health and Vital Statistics  
Revision of Rules  

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