W.H. Trolinger

William Henry Trolinger

Full Name: William Henry Trolinger
Other surnames: Trollinger
Date of birth: August 11, 1827
Date of death: October 28, 1895

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 13, 1874 - Jul 8, 1874 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Whitesboro / Grayson   Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Grayson, Hardeman, Knox, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger
H 22 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Whitesboro / Grayson   Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young

(1) "Second Dispatch," 7/9/1874, p. 1, dateline Austin, 7/8/1874. "State Senator Trollinger, of Grayson, having resigned, an election will be held in that district to fill the vacancy simultaneously with that for Congressman." Galveston Daily News.
(2) N.S. Craven, sworn 1/25/1875, succeeded William H. Trolinger, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • TROLINGER, WILLIAM HENRY (1827-1895). Also served as representative in the Missouri General Assembly. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituaries, Hon./Dr. W.H. Trolinger, "Died at Whitesboro," The Daily Hesperian (Gainesville, Texas), 10/30/1895, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "A Good Man Gone," The Sunday Gazetteer (Denison, Texas), 11/3/1895, p. 4, crediting Grayson County Frontier Village. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Denison Gainesville
  • Biographical sketch and resignation, William Henry Trolinger, p. 197. Born 8/11/1827 in Pulaski County, Virginia; physician - received medical training in Henry County, Missouri; died at his home in Whitesboro 10/28/1895. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • W.H. Trolinger, birth date 8/11/1827, death date 10/28/1895, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Whitesboro, Grayson County. Includes biographical note, "He was a state representative in Missouri until the Civil War, then was a member of the 13th and 14th Texas Legislature." Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. W.H. Trolinger, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.H. Trolinger, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. W.H. Trolinger, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
Private Land Claims  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Sanitary Legislation  
13th R.S. - 1873
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
State Affairs  

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