William Harrison Westfall
Full Name: William Harrison Westfall
Date of birth: December 16, 1822
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown
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Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876
Liberty Hill / Williamson
Blanco, Burnet, Concho, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, San Saba, Travis, Williamson
Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874
Liberty Hill / Williamson
Bell, Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Hamilton, Hays, Lampasas, McCulloch, San Saba, Travis, Williamson
Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History.
Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950
Postoffice: Liberty Hill, Williamson County.
Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . .
Burnet, Burnet County.
Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004
14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1.
"Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220.
The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- Portrait and biographical sketch, William Harrison Westfall, M.D., Burnet, pp. 196-199.
Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas, 1890.
- Biographical sketch, William Harrison Westfall, p. 197. Born 12/16/1822. Lived in Williamson County at time of election to Texas House in 1872; in Senate of 14th Legislature, physician William Henry Westfall "of Burnet." Moved back to Austin in 1876 and Burnet in 1879. "Opened quarry at Granite Mountain which provided the stone for the new [State] Capitol."
The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
- House Concurrent Resolution No. 4, 21st Legislature, Regular Session, General Laws, 2/25/1889, acknowledging donation by W.H. Westfall, G.W. Lacy, and N.L. Norton of granite for new State Capitol. Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897, Volume 9, p. 1201.
General Laws of the State of Texas.
- Mentioned in GRANITE MOUNTAIN AND MARBLE FALLS CITY RAIL ROAD.
Handbook of Texas Online.
- Death notice, "Mrs. M.E. Westfall," The Austin Statesman, 6/11/1912, p. 5. "Mrs. M.E. Westfall, wife of Dr. W.H. Westfall of San Diego County, California . . . The Westfalls were residents of this city about twenty years ago, and are well known throughout the county."
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
- Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9.
San Saba News.
W.H. Westfall, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
W.H. Westfall, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
W.H. Westfall, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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