William Edgar Thomason

Full Name: William Edgar Thomason
Date of birth: July 23, 1872
Date of death: April 13, 1938

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd (1) (2)   41st (3)   42nd (1) (2)   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches Senate President Pro Tempore (42nd)   Angelina, Cherokee, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
H 7 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches
H 7 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches
H 7 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches

(1) 42nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 2nd C.S., elected 9/8/1931. Senate Journal.
(2) 42nd Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/13/1931, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 41st Legislature - Certificate of New Senators, oath of office administered, 1/8/1929, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/25/1929, p. 7. Houston Post-Dispatch.

Military Service Notes

  • Corporal, 1st Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, William E. Thomason, death date 4/13/1938, burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County. Find a Grave.
  • Thomason, William Edgar. United States Volunteers, Spanish-American War Call Number: 401-252. Troop A, 1st Texas Volunteer Cavalry, postoffice address Nacogdoches, Texas. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, W. Edgar Thomason, 4/15/1938. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches. Dallas Morning News.
  • W.E. Thomason, born 7/23/1871 in Nacogdoches, married Julia Hale. Biographical sketch and photo, "Texas and Her Legislature (Legislative Section)," Members of Texas House of Representatives, 35th Legislature, 2/28/1917, p. 14. Fort Worth Record.
  • William E. Thomason. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.


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Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Agricultural Affairs  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Educational Affairs  
Military Affairs  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Public Printing  
State Affairs  
State Institutions and Departments  
Stock and Stock Raising  
Towns and City Corporations (Vice Chair) 
41st R.S. - 1929
Commerce and Manufacture  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Educational Affairs  
Meridian College  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Public Printing (Vice Chair) 
State Institutions and Departments  
40th R.S. - 1927
Indian Committee  
37th R.S. - 1921
Education (Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Military Affairs  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
36th R.S. - 1919
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts (Vice Chair) 
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Parole Law Revision  
Public Health  
35th R.S. - 1917
Conflicting Extension Work  
Donation of John Tarleton College to the State, Investigate  
Education (Chair) 
Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Asylums  
Tuberculosis Sanatorium  

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