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Robert McAlpin Williamson
Full Name: Robert McAlpin "Three Legged Willie" Williamson
Date of birth: 1806
Date of death: December 22, 1859

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Feb 16, 1846 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (1)   1st (2) (3) (4) (5)     Unknown / Washington   Milam, Washington
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal.
(4) 1st Legislature - Not present at initial organization of the Senate. 2/16/1846, 3 o'clock p.m., p. 6, "On motion of Jewett, Mr. Williamson, Senator from Milam and Washington, presented his credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution, and his seat." Senate Journal.
(5) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 192. Settled in San Felipe in 1826. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • POWELL, ROBERT MICAJAH (1826-1916). Birth date 9/23/1826. Relatives: Robert Micajah Powell - nephew, R.M. "Three-Legged Willie" Williamson - uncle. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • WILLIAMSON, ROBERT MCALPIN (1806?-1859). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography in LRL collection, 328.764 W676R 1948. Judge Robert McAlpin Williamson: Texas' Three-Legged Willie, 1948.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Robert McAlpin Williamson, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1839. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Lone Star Junction, 1995.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 172-175. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Williamson, Robert McAlpin. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas Army, Major. "He was sent as a delegate from Mina (Bastrop) to the Consultation, and the provisional government established there commissioned him major on November 29, 1835, and ordered him to organize a corps of rangers. He participated in the battle of San Jacinto in William H. Smith's cavalry company, his name appearing on the original muster roll, through error, as W.W. Williamson." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Committee Informationtop
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Apportionment, Privileges and Elections  
    Debt of the Late Republic of Texas  
    Education  
    Judiciary  
    State Affairs  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Finance  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Public Lands  
     

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