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W.A. Kendall William Addison Kendall
Full Name: William Addison Kendall
Date of birth: August 6, 1830
Date of death: April 9, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 32 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Pilot Point / Denton   Denton
H 51 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Pilot Point / Denton   Denton
H 45 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (6) (7) (8)     Denton / Denton   Denton

(1) Pilot Point, Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Denton, Denton. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(5) Pilot Point. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(6) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(7) Denton, Denton County House Journal.
(8) Bolivar, Denton County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary and biographical sketch, "Capt. Kendall Dead," 4/11/1910, p. 1; "Capt. Kendall's Life was Interesting One," 4/18/1910, p. 3. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Volume II, History of the Texas Deaf and Dumb Asylum, pp. 6, 19-20. Histories of American Schools for the Deaf, 1817-1893, 1893.
  • William Addison Kendall, born 8/6/1830 in Tazewell County, Virginia, elected to Lower House of the 11th Legislature, included in biographical sketch of son Robert Lee Kendall, Volume III, pp. 117-119. History of Texas; Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest Edition, 1922.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, William Addison Kendall, Superintendent of the Texas Deaf and Dumb Asylum, pp. 37-38. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, William Addison Kendall, Superintendent of the Texas Deaf and Dumb Asylum, pp. 101-102. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, William Addison Kendall, Superintendent of the Texas Deaf and Dumb Asylum, pp. 138-140. Born 8/6/1830 in Tazewell County, Virginia. Member of the 11th, 17th, and 18th Legislatures. Appointed Superintendent of the Texas Deaf and Dumb Asylum by Governor L.S. Ross and entered upon discharge of his duties 2/1/1887, reappointed in 1889. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Obituary and photo, William Addison Kendall, "Capt. W.A. Kendall Dead," The Post-Signal (Pilot Point, Texas), 4/15/1910, pp. 4, 8. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, William Addison Kendall of Pilot Point, p. 256. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, W.A. Kendall, Superintendent of State Institute for Deaf Mutes (William Addison Kendall), pp. 369-373. Types of Successful Men of Texas, 1890.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private in Gano's Quadron of Cavalry, subsequently attached to General John H. Morgan's 3rd Kentucky Cavalry and promoted to captain. Description of military service and capture with the Morgan troops at Cheshire, Ohio, and confinement as a Federal prisoner. History of Texas; Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest Edition, 1922.
  • Confederate States Army, Company A, 3rd Kentucky Cavalry, captured in Ohio, returned home to Texas in 1865. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary index lists death date as 4/9/1910. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • William Addison Kendall, birth date 8/6/1830, death date 4/9/1910 in Pilot Point, Denton County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • W.A. Kendall, birth date 8/6/1830, death date 4/9/1910, burial in Pilot Point Community Cemetery, Pilot Point, Denton County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.A. Kendall, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.A. Kendall, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. W.A. Kendall, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Printing  
    School Lands, Select (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Finance  
    Printing and Binding Reports of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    School Claims  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts  
    State Affairs  
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Indian Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Southern States, Draft Resolutions Expressive of Sympathy to  
     

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