T. R. Bolin

Thomas Rayford Bolin

Full Name: Thomas Rayford Bolin
Date of birth: January 16, 1881
Date of death: March 16, 1950

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 32 Jan 14, 1919 - Dec 4, 1919 36th (1)   Democrat Omaha / Morris   Morris, Titus
H 32 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Omaha / Morris   Morris, Titus
H 3 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Omaha / Morris   Morris, Red River, Titus

(1) J.H. Vickers, in special election 1/17/1920, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded T.R. Bolin, resigned 12/4/1919. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Death notice, "Former Legislator T.R. Bolin Dies," 3/18/1950, p. 17. Thomas Rayford Bolin, "a leader in the fight in Texas for women's suffrage, prohibition legislation, and highway building while representative from Titus County . . . native of Omaha." Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Thomas Rayford Bolin, birth date 1/16/1881 in Morris County; death date 3/16/1950 in Houston, Harris County; retired; removal to Omaha, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Thomas Rayford Bolin, birth date 1/16/1881, death date 3/16/1950, burial in Loving Cemetery, Morris County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Thomas Bolin, 69, Sponsor of Texas Dry Legislation, Dies," 3/17/1950, p. 8. "Mr. Bolin, a member of the legislative body from 1911 to 1919, was a native of Morris County and had been a resident of Houston for 23 years. Shortly before he resigned from the Thirty-Sixth Legislature he served on the seven-man committee which introduced the bill granting women the right to vote. He had been a member of the commission which helped to establish prohibition in 1918." Houston Chronicle.
  • 36th Legislature (1919) - T.R. Bolin, postoffice Omaha, nativity Texas, age 38 (born circa 1881), 38 years in Texas, farmer, member of former legislatures: 32nd-34th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. T. R. Bolin, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. T.R. Bolin, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. T. R. Bolin, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Goodnight Ranch Visit  
Liquor Traffic  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Public Lands and Buildings  
34th R.S. - 1915
Constitutional Amendments  
Liquor Traffic  
Military Affairs  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Public Lands and Land Office  
Supreme Judicial Districts  
32nd R.S. - 1911
Private Corporations  
Public Debt  
Public Lands and Land Office  

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