William E. Collard

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William E. Collard

Born in
Montgomery County, Texas
April, 1839
Died in Austin
April 15, 1902
Served in the Confederacy
10th and 15th Texas Infantry
Elected District Judge in
Robertson County, 1880
On Civil Appeals Court
1887 - 1902

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William E. Collard
1839 - 1902
Full Name: William E. Collard
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:T  Number:13
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran; District Judge; Member, Commission on Appeals; Judge, Third District Court of Civil Appeals 
Birth Date: October 3, 1839 
Died: April 15, 1902 
Burial Date:  

COLLARD, WILLIAM E. (1839-1902). William E. Collard, attorney and judge, son of James H. and Julia (Robinson) Collard and grandson of Elijah S. Collard, was born in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas, on October 3, 1839. He attended McKenzie College before the Civil War. During the war he enlisted with the Tenth Texas Infantry and transferred to the Fifteeneth Texas Infantry, where he served with Company B. He was admitted to the bar in 1865 and established his practice in Robertson County. He served as district judge from November 1880 until he was appointed to the Commission of Appeals on September 15, 1887. On April 15, 1891, he became judge of the Third District Court of Civil Appeals. In 1865 Collard married Mattie Glaize, who died in 1867. In 1868 he married M. E. Heth, and they had three children. He died on April 14, 1902.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Lewis E. Daniell, Personnel of the Texas State Government, with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas (Austin: City Printing, 1887; 3d ed., San Antonio: Maverick, 1892). James M. Day, comp., Texas Almanac, 1857-1873: A Compendium of Texas History (Waco: Texian Press, 1967). Deborah D. Powers, The Court of Appeals at Austin, 1892-1992 (Austin: State House Press, 1992).

Carolyn Hyman

"COLLARD, WILLIAM E." The Handbook of Texas Online. [Accessed Wed Mar 5 15:54:49 US/Central 2003].


#8986) Served as District Judge in 1880. Served on the Court of Criminal Appeals from 1887-1902.
Entered by Administrator on 2/1/1998 12:11:39 PM

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