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William D. Wood William Daniel Wood
Full Name: William Daniel Wood
Date of birth: March 11, 1828
Date of death: May 11, 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Centerville / Leon   Brazos, Leon, Robertson
H 18 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Centerville / Leon   Freestone, Leon, Robertson
H 41 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (4)     Centerville / Leon   Leon
(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) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - 1/13/1874, pp. 1-2. Listed in group of "Senators elect" that took the oath of office. "Upon calling the roll of Senators by the Secretary, the following Senators answered to their names, came forward, presented their credentials, took the oath of office, administered by Judge Livingston Lindsey and took their seats," Senate Journal.
(3) "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, 1999.
(4) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary and biographical sketch, "Judge Wood's Career: While Active in Politics, He Preferred Home Life - Served in Early Days; Excerpts From His Memoirs; Relates Incidents of Men Who Reached Top Rung in the Ladder of Fame, His Own Services," 5/13/1906, p. 23. Died early Friday morning, 5/11/1906. Galveston Daily News.
  • WOOD, WILLIAM DANIEL (1828-1906). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 198. Born 3/11/1828 in Edgecome County, NC. Elected district judge in 1876; moved to San Marcos in 1883. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company D, 6th Texas Cavalry Battalion. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • William Daniel Wood. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • William Daniel Wood, born 1828, died 5/10/1906, interment in San Marcos Cemetery, San Marcos, Hays County. Gravemarker photo appears to show 5/11/1906. Find a Grave.
  • Photo and death notice, "Judge Wood is Dead: San Marcos Man, Well Known All Over the State of Texas, Passes Away; Trustee of State Normal; President of a National Bank, and Had Served in Both House of the Legislature," 5/12/1906, p. 2. Died at his home in San Marcos at "early hour this morning" (dateline 5/11/1906). Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William D. Wood, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. William D. Wood, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William D. Wood, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Claims and Accounts  
    Comptroller and Treasurer (Co-Chair)  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts (Chair) 
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Financial Condition of the State  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts (Co-Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Lighting the State House with Gas  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Removal of Judge J.B. Williamson, 6th Judicial District  
    Removal of Judge M. Priest, 4th Judicial District  
    Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
    Superintendent of Public Instruction  
    Treasurer's Office  
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Comptroller of Public Accounts and State Treasurer, Examine  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Redistricting  
    Rules  
    Superintendent of Public Schools  
    Tax Laws, Laws Regulating Fees of Office, and Costs Arising in Judicial Proceedings  
    Towns and City Corporations (Chair) 
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Indian Affairs  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Land or Money Claims Recommended by Court of Claims  
    Printing  
    Private Land Claims  
    Probate Law (Chair) 
     

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