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WILLIAMS, FRANK ALVIN (1851–1945). Frank Alvin Williams, attorney and jurist, was born in Macon, Mississippi, on October 6, 1851. In 1871 he moved to Crockett, Texas, where he began practicing law. He married Laura Celeste Fisher of Waverly in 1880; they were the parents of five children. Williams was judge of the Third Judicial District from 1884 to 1892 and associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court from 1899 to 1911, when he resigned to engage in private practice in Galveston. He died on January 30, 1945.


Harbert Davenport, History of the Supreme Court of the State of Texas (Austin: Southern Law Book Publishers, 1917). S. C. Griffin, History of Galveston, Texas (Galveston: Cawston, 1931).

Darwin Shrell


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Darwin Shrell, "WILLIAMS, FRANK ALVIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.