W.L. Moody

William Lewis Moody

Full Name: William Lewis Moody
Date of birth: May 19, 1828
Date of death: July 17, 1920

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Jan 13, 1874 - Mar 14, 1874 14th (1) (2)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda

(1) 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, 1950.
(2) Mordello S. Munson, in special election 4/16/1874, sworn 1/14/1875, succeeded William L. Moody, resigned 3/14/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Col. William Lewis Moody, "born in Essex County, Virginia, 5/19/1828 . . . entered into rest at Galveston, Texas, 7/17/1920," burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County. Includes photos and reprint of obituary in Galveston Daily News, 7/18/1920. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. W.L. Moody, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Commerce and Manufactures  
Comptroller and Treasurer  
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office  
Election Contest, Petition of S.Y. Smith of Walker County, James V. Lea (Chair) 
Finance (Chair) 
Financial Condition of the State (Co-Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
Removal of Judge Henry Maney, 22nd Judicial District  
Town and City Corporations  
Treasurer's Office  

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