W.H. Crain

William Henry Crain

Full Name: William Henry Crain
Date of birth: November 25, 1848
Date of death: February 10, 1896

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Apr 18, 1876 - Aug 20, 1877 15th (1) (2)   Democrat Indianola / Calhoun   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Refugio, Victoria, Wilson

(1) Ellsberry R. Lane, sworn in 16th Legislature, succeeded William H. Crain, resigned 8/20/1877. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal. April 18, 1876 April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Report of interview with Senator Crain, a young progressive democrat, on the state of the democratic party, p. 3, 2/12/1880. Galveston Daily News.
  • CRAIN, William Henry (1848-1896). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.


  • Photograph. W.H. Crain, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossed Bills  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Claims and Accounts  
Public Printing  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 

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