W.L. Douglass

William Levi Douglass

Full Name: William Levi Douglass
Date of birth: May 31, 1853
Date of death: February 12, 1913

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 19th (2) (3)   20th (1)   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Tyler
H 1 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (4) (5)   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Chambers, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty, Orange
H 1 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Liberty / Liberty   Chambers, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty

(1) 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).
(2) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(3) 19th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/13/1885, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) Roster lists name Wm. L. Douglass. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(6) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(7) Douglas elected as a democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(8) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - William L. Douglass, Liberty, Liberty County, age 27, born circa 1853 in Mississippi, farmer and lawyer. FamilySearch. 1880
  • W.L. Douglass, birth date 5/31/1853 in Westville, Mississippi, death date 2/13/1912, burial at Liberty City Cemetery, Liberty, Liberty County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, W.L. Douglas [sic], 2/13/1913, p. 15. Death date 2/12/1913. Houston Chronicle.
  • Obituary, W.L. Douglass, "Judge Douglass Dead," 2/14/1913. Died Wednesday, 2/12/1913, in Houston, buried in Liberty city cemetery. Moved to Liberty from Mississippi at age 14 and resided in Liberty and Beaumont. The Liberty Vindicator.


  • Photograph. W.L. Douglass, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. Douglass, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. Douglass, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. Douglas, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Counties and County Boundaries  
Drouth (Drought) Relief  
Enrolled Bills  
Judiciary No. 2  
New Capitol, Grounds and Cost of Furnishing  
Public Health (Chair) 
Public Lands  
Roads and Bridges  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
19th R.S. - 1885
Enrolled Bills  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices  
18th R.S. - 1883
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
State Affairs  
17th R.S. - 1881
Constitutional Amendments  
Senatorial and Representative Districts  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  

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