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Thomas Beck Thomas Beck
Full Name: Thomas Beck
Date of birth: 1819
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3)   Republican Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Madison
H 30 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (4)   Republican Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Madison
H 15 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (5)   Republican Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Madison, San Jacinto, Walker
(1) Included on roster of members of the 17th Legislature as a Republican, p. 2, 11/17/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Home address - Navasota; home county - Grimes. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Included on roster of members of the 17th Legislature as a Republican; home post office - Courtney; home county - Grimes, p. 4. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas . . ., 1881.
(4) Included on roster of members of the 16th Legislature as a Republican, p. 231. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(5) Included on roster of members of the 14th Legislature as a Republican. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • BECK, THOMAS (ca.1819-?). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 260. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 43-44. Birth year 1819, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned pp. 147-154. From Slave to Statesman, 1993.
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Thomas Beck, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Agriculture  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Federal Relations  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Privileges and Elections  
     

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