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J. Lewis Thompson J. Lewis Thompson
Full Name: John Lewis Thompson
Date of birth: February 14, 1875
Date of death: August 9, 1938

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19-5 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 15 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 15-4 May 27, 1920 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) "Davidson Winner in Senatorial Race," 3/11/1920, p. 11. "Captain C.C. Beavens, E.W. Neal and J. Lewis Thompson were all easily the successful candidates for representative from the Fifteenth Representative District. In the representative race all of the non-partisan [league] candidates were defeated." HeritageQuest Online.
(2) Assumed Democrat based on listing as a Democrat in the 37th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) 36th Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to J. Lewis Thompson, Loyd J. Smith, and G.T. Bludworth), 5/27/1920, p. 49. No committee appointments listed for Thompson or Smith in 3rd-4th C.S.; Bludworth appointed to Education 5/27/1920. House Journal.
(4) In Senate, Lynch Davidson, in special election 3/4/1920, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded Rienzi M. Johnston, resigned 1/12/1920. In House, J. Lewis Thompson, sworn 5/27/1920, succeeded Lynch Davidson, resigned 1/16/1920. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 43rd Legislature, R.S., HCR 58, endorsing and urging appointment of Colonel J. Lewis Thompson as Assistant Secretary-of-War, 4/7/1933. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, volume I, p. 254. Texas Under Many Flags, 1930.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, 5th Texas Infantry and 143rd Infantry, 36th Division, World War I. John Lewis Thompson, birth date 2/14/1875 in Rusk County, :drafted into federal service Aug. 5, 1917 as Capt. Inf fr NG." FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • Captain J. Lewis Thompson, Houston's Part in the World War, May Harper Barnes, 1919, p. 82. Google Books.
  • United States Army, Captain, 143rd Infantry, 36th Division, World War I; later Lieutenant Colonel, 36th Division. Description of military training and service, volume I, p. 254. "During the war he was captain of the One Hundred and Forty-third Infantry. He is now lieutenant colonel of infantry and inspector general of the Thirty-sixth Division." Texas Under Many Flags, 1930.
  • Other Resources
  • Col. J. Lewis Thompson, birth date 2/14/1875, death date 8/9/1938, grave marker inscription, interment in Thompson Cemetery, Laird Hill, Rusk County. Find a Grave.
  • "Move to Boost Houston Man for Governor May Yield New Candidate," 5/12/1920. San Antonio Express.
  • Mentioned in "Mills of the Thompson & Tucker Lumber Company in 1910," excerpted from "Lone Star Pine," American Lumberman, September 26, 1908, pp. 67-150. Texas Transportation Archive.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J. Lewis Thompson,36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. Lewis Thompson,37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. Lewis Thompson,41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 36th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 41st session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Banks and Banking  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Banks and Banking  
    Congressional Districts  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    36th R.S. - 1919

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