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Robert B. Thrasher Robert Benjamin Thrasher
Full Name: Robert Benjamin Thrasher
Date of birth: December 16, 1892
Date of death: September 15, 1985

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 82-1 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 89 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, World War I. Description of Army service in France, subsequent promotions to 1st Lieutenant and Captain. Biographical sketch, "Robt. B. Thrasher Candidate for a Legislative Seat," 2/5/1920, p. 3. Student in the "law department at the State University." Austin Statesman.
  • United States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, 168th Infantry, 42nd Division, World War I. French Croix de Guerre with bronze star. Robert B. Thrasher, event date 3/9/1918. FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • Robert Benjamin Thrasher, birth date 12/16/1892 in Garfield, residence in Austin. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Other Resources
  • "Robert B. Thrasher Believed to Be Safe for Seat in House," 2/8/1920, p. 2. Austin Statesman.
  • Robert Benjamin Thrasher, birth date 12/16/1892 in Garfield, death date 9/15/1985 in Austin, interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Find a Grave.
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - Robert B. Thrasher, postoffice Austin, nativity Texas, age 30 (born circa 1893), lawyer, member of former legislatures: 37th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert B. Thrasher, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert B. Thrasher, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Liquor Traffic (Chair) 
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Enrolled Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Public Lands and Buildings  

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