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Col. William P. Bishop William Preston Bishop
Full Name: William Preston Bishop
Date of birth: August 19, 1841
Date of death: January 7, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 29 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Frankford / Collin   Collin, Denton
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 85-86. First married Mary McKamy, then Emma Simpson. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, W.P. Bishop, p. 11. Born in Hancock County, Tennessee, 44 years of age. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, Col. William P. Bishop, pp. 44-45, crediting the Dallas Genealogical Society.. Lindsley, Philip, A History of Greater Dallas and Vicinity, Volume 2, 1909, "served one term in the Texas legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 29th Regiment Tennessee Volunteers. Military grave marker, W.P. Bishop. William P. Bishop, birth date 8/19/1841, death date 1/7/1901, interment in Frankford Cemetery, Dallas, Collin County. Find a Grave.
  • William Preston Bishop, birth date 8/19/1841, death date 1/7/1901. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Col. William P. Bishop, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Public Land and Land Office  
    State Fish Commission (Chair) 

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