W.H. Getzendaner

William Harrison Getzendaner

Full Name: William Harrison Getzendaner
Date of birth: May 14, 1834
Date of death: May 5, 1909

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Jan 10, 1883 - Jan 11, 1887 18th (2) (3) (4)   19th (1)   Democrat Waxahachie / Ellis   Ellis, Hill, Johnson

(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
(4) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - W.H. Pope and William Getzendaner sworn 1/10/1883, p. 5. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant, Company E, 12th Texas Cavalry. Later "assigned to duty as Quartermaster of the regiment with the rank and pay of Captain." Adjutant General, Parsons' Cavalry Brigade. Biographical sketch, Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County, Texas, 1892, pp. 281-284, crediting the Dallas Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • William Harrison Getzendaner, birth date 5/14/1834, death date 5/5/1909. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.


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Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Capitol Contract  
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expense  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Debt  
Roads and Bridges  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
18th R.S. - 1883
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
County and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Roads and Bridges  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  

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