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William Wright Morris

Full Name: William Wright Morris
Date of birth: 1805
Date of death: June 20, 1883

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Henderson / Rusk   Panola, Rusk
H 22 Jan 22, 1861 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1)     Henderson / Rusk   Rusk

(1) William Morris, sworn 1/22/1861, succeeded John N. McClarty, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • William Wright Morris, death date 6/20/1883, burial in Old Henderson City Cemetery, Henderson, Rusk County, TX. Includes biographical sketch and headstone photos. Find a Grave.
  • MORRIS, WILLIAM WRIGHT (1805-1883). Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. William Morris, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. William Morris, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Finance (Chair) 
Financial Condition of the State  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
State Indebtedness to the International and Texas Pacific Railroad Companies  
8th R.S. - 1859
Military Affairs  

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