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William Dalrymple William Cornelius Dalrymple
Full Name: William Cornelius Dalrymple
Date of birth: August 3, 1814
Date of death: March 29, 1898

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 27 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3)     Georgetown / Williamson   Bell, Burnet, Lampasas, Milam, Williamson
H 48 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (4)     Georgetown / Williamson   Burnet, Williamson
H 48 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (5)     Georgetown / Williamson   Burnet, Williamson
(1) 11th Legislature - 8/6/1866 (First Day), pp. 2, 4, all 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials. "Upon calling the roll of Districts, the following Senators responded and presented their credentials." Senate Journal.
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(4) Listed in "Representatives Elected: Opposition." Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • DALRYMPLE, WILLIAM CORNELIUS (1814-1898). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together With a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, pp. 698-699. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Colonel of Cavalry and Commander in Chief of the Texas militia, conferred by Governor Sam Houston, 10/10/1860. Confederate States Army, Private, Arkansas, 1862. Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together With a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, p. 698, crediting the UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Texas State Troops, Colonel. William Cornelius Dalrymple. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • William Cornelius Dalrymple historical marker in Georgetown, TX. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Portrait. Williamson County Historical Commission.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Dalrymple, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    7th R.S. - 1857
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    6th R.S. - 1855
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