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Walter Tips Walter Tips
Full Name: Walter E. Tips
Other surnames: Tipps
Date of birth: July 23, 1841
Date of death: April 20, 1911

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   23rd (2)   Democrat Austin / Travis   Burnet, Travis, Williamson
(1) 24th Legislature - 1/8/1895, p. 1, listed in "roll of hold over senators." Senate Journal.
(2) 23rd Legislature - 1/10/1893, p. 1, All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day; 1/11/1893, p. 5, Resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 24th Legislature - Tips; 23rd Legislature - Walter Tipps. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Person Sheet, biography, and portrait - Walter E. Tips, Founder of Walter Tips Co. and Engine Works. Texas State Senator. Birth date 7/23/1841 in Elberfeld, Germany; death date 4/20/1911 in Austin. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis Co., Texas. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Other Resources
  • "Tips may be tops for development: old steel plant might one day be surrounded by tony shops," by Shonda Novak, 9/12/2003. Co-founded Beachman Foundry & Machine Co. (now Tips Iron and Steel) in 1899. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Walter Tips, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walter Tips, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Education  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Claims and Accounts  
    Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Judicial Districts  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    State Affairs  
    Town and City Corporations  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
     

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