William Robinson Baker
Full Name: William Robinson Baker
Date of birth: May 21, 1820
Date of death: April 30, 1890
Terms of Service top
||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876
Houston / Harris
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
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
- William Robinson Baker (1820-1890), burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Includes portraits, biographical sketch.
Find a Grave.
W.R. Baker, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
Committee Information top
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