W.S. Coleman

William Sidney Coleman

Full Name: William Sidney Coleman
Date of birth: October 10, 1841
Date of death: June 12, 1880

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 79 Jan 14, 1879 - Jun 12, 1880 16th (1)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Cherokee, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
H 79 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (2)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Cherokee, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • William Sidney Coleman, birth date 10/10/1841, death date 6/12/1880, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Includes text of death notice from Marshall Tri-Weekly Herald, 6/12/1880. Find a Grave.
  • Account of death. "Fatal Difficulty," The Galveston Daily News, 6/12/1889, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • William S. Coleman, Marshall lawyer and Democratic politician, pp. 311-313; "redemption" election of 1878, pp. 350, 353; railroad subsidy issue, pp. 327, 357-358. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.


  • Photograph. W.S. Coleman, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
Claims and Accounts  
Finance (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 2  
New Judiciary Article to the Constitution  
Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on  
Privileges and Elections  
Towns and City Corporations  
15th R.S. - 1876
Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
Constitutional Amendments  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Penitentiary (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
State Penitentiary (Chair) 
Towns and City Corporations  

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