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William H. Pyle William H. Pyle
Full Name: William H. Pyle
Date of birth: June 9, 1833
Date of death: February 9, 1891

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 13, 1874 12th (4) (5) (6)   13th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Ellis, Hill, Kaufman, Navarro
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(3) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(4) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Reports concerning the election contest between J.H. Lippard and W.H. Pyle. Committee on Elections recommends Pyle retain his seat, 2/21/1870, printed in journal 2/22/1870, pp. 34-36. Senate Journal.
(6) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, William H. Pyle, M.D., pp. 694-695. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Kaufman County, Dr. W.H. Pyle Death Notices and Biographical Sketch: Born either 6/9 or 7/9/1833, died 2/9/1891. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Other Resources
  • William H. Pyle, Kaufman, Kaufman County, born in Ohio, physician, age 37. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William H. Pyle, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Dr. W.H. Pyle, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Agriculture (Chair) 
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Immigration  
    Internal Improvements  
    Penitentiary  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Claims and Accounts  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examine  
    Immigration  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Superintendent of Education  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Claims and Accounts  
    Examine Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Immigration  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Claims and Accounts  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examine  
    Immigration  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Printing  
     

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