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William Getzendaner William Harrison Getzendaner
Full Name: William Harrison Getzendaner
Date of birth: May 14, 1834
Date of death: May 5, 1909

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Jan 10, 1883 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1)   18th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Waxahachie / Ellis   Ellis, Hill, Johnson
(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) 18th Legislature - W.H. Pope and William Getzendaner sworn second day 1/10/1883, p.5. Senate Journal.
(4) 18th Legislature, 1/10/1883, p. 1, All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office; pp. 5-6, Resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • W.H. Getzendaner (1834-1909), biographical sketch, portrait, interment in Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 243-244. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant, Company E, 12th Texas Cavalry. Later "assigned to duty as Quartermaster of the regiment with the rank and pay of Captain." Adjutant General, Parsons' Cavalry Brigade. Biographical sketch, Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County, Texas, 1892, pp. 281-284, crediting the Dallas Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • William Harrison Getzendaner, birth date 5/14/1834, death date 5/5/1909. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Getzendaner, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Getzendaner, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Capitol Contract  
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expense  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Claims and Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    County and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Education  
    Finance  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
     

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