William Algee Shofner

Portrait of William Algee Shofner Headstone Photograph

W. A. "Son" Shofner
June 7, 1906
Feb. 8, 1999

House of Rep.
44th Session

State Senate
51st - 52nd Sessions
Full Name: William Algee Shofner
AKA: Son
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
Row:K  Number:10
Reason for Eligibility: Member, Texas House of Representatives; Member, Texas Senate 
Birth Date: June 7, 1906 
Died: February 8, 1999 
Burial Date: February 9, 1999 

SHOFNER, WILLIAM ALGEE (1906 ~ 1999). William Algee Shofner, state legislator, was born June 7, 1906, in Florence, Texas, to a pioneer Central Texas family. He practiced law in Temple and Killeen.

Prior to receiving his law license, he was a sports writer and columnist for the Temple Daily Telegram. He attended Baylor University in Waco and graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown. He received his Law Degree from the University of Texas in 1931.

He practiced criminal law in Temple, Texas, until 1935, when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1939, he returned to Temple to practice law. During World War II, he worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He was elected to the Texas Senate in 1948. In 1953, he joined the Railroad Commission as Senior Examiner, and retired in 1971.

Biography taken from Shofner's Austin American-Statesman obituary that ran on February 9, 1999.


#8855) Served in the House during the 44th session. Served in the State Senate during the 51st-52nd sessions.
Entered by Administrator on 2/1/1998 12:11:29 PM

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