James Willie (Texas politician)

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James Willie

James Willie of Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, (5 Jan 1823-1863) was a Texas lawyer, legislator, and attorney general. In 1846, he was elected to represent Washington County in the first Legislature of Texas.[1] He was the principal author of the Texas Penal Code of 1856.[2] He was elected Attorney General of Texas in 1856.[3][1] He died in Houston in 1863.[1] He was married to Sallie Johnson.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Lynch, James Daniel (1885). The Bench and Bar of Texas. Nixon-Jones Printing Co. p. 208.
  2. ^ Texas Legislature (1888). Revised Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure and Errata. The Gilbert Book Co. pp. iii–xii.
  3. ^ "WILLIE, JAMES | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)". Tshaonline.org. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas J. Jennings
Attorney General of Texas
Succeeded by
Malcolm D. Graham