Webster Flanagan

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Webster Flanagan
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BornJanuary 9, 1832
DiedMay, 5 1924
Henderson, Texas
CitizenshipUnited States of America
OccupationState senator
  • Elizabeth Graham
  • Sallie Phillip(Second wife)
  • James Winright Flanagan (father)

David Webster Flanagan (January 9, 1832 - May, 5 1924) was a state senator in Texas. His father, James Winright Flanagan, served as Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Senator from Texas. A Unionist before the American CivilWar, he nevertheless served in the Confederate Army. He and his father were delegates at the Texas Constitutional Convention held in 1868 and 1869 after which they supported dividing Texas into three states.[1] Web Flanagan was also a delegate at the 1875 Texas Constitutional Convention. After his first wife died he remarried. David Webster Flanagan was buried in the Flanagan Cemetery in Henderson, Texas.He married Elizabeth Graham in 1853.[2] They had six children: Charles C., Emmet C., Marian, Horace B., and Bonnie May. Elizabeth Flanagan died in 1872. In 1878 he married Sallie Phillip Ware and they had several children together. He was involved in a legal dispute over land.[3] Hill High School was constructed on land that was once part of his estate. He opposed Governor Edmund Jackson Davis' state police initiatives.[4]


  1. Spaw, Patsy McDonald (December 30, 1990). "The Texas Senate: Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889". Texas A&M University Press – via Google Books.
  2. Dockall, John. "Archeological and Historic Resources Surveys of 6,295 Acres in the East Part of the Sabine Mine's South Hallsville No. 1 Mine--Rusk Permit, Panola and Rusk Counties, Texas". Reports of Investigations No. 158, Prewitt and Associates, Inc., Austin, Texas – via www.academia.edu.
  3. Court, Texas Supreme (December 30, 1878). "Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas". Hutchings Print. House – via Google Books.
  4. Williams, Patrick G. (February 6, 2007). "Beyond Redemption: Texas Democrats after Reconstruction". Texas A&M University Press – via Google Books.

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