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Tom Cheatham Thomas Cook Cheatham
Full Name: Thomas Cook "Tom" Cheatham
Date of birth: August 4, 1891
Date of death: August 8, 1979

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th (1)   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt, Goliad
H 34 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt, Goliad
H 68 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt
H 68 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt
H 68 Nov 8, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th (2)   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt
(1) 54th Legislature - shows Cheatham served in 47th, 49th, 51st, 53rd, and 54th House; House Journal and Members of the Texas Congress/Legislature 1836-1992 show 50th (interim)-54th. Texas Legislative Manual.
(2) In Senate, John J. Bell, in special election 8/23/1947, sworn 9/20/1947, succeeded to unexpired term of Fred Mauritz, died 5/24/1947. In House, Tom Cheatham, in special election 11/8/1947, succeeded John J. Bell, resigned 6/15/1947. Cheatham's first session was 51st Regular. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 54th Legislature, R.S., HSR 276. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 54th Legislature, R.S., HSR 352. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial, December 1981, p. 1390. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army Air Force, World War I. Memorial, December 1981, p. 1390. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Tom Cheatham, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Cheatham, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Cheatham, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Cheatham, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 50th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 51st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 52nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 53rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 54th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Banks and Banking  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Labor  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Banks and Banking  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Labor  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Appropriations  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Enrolled Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary  
    Reburial of Felix Longoria, Investigation, Special  
     

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