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Thomas King Thomas Benton King
Full Name: Thomas Benton King
Date of birth: April 12, 1838
Date of death: December 15, 1931

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 97 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Stephenville / Erath   Erath, Hood, Somervell
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  • Judge Thomas Benton King, birth date 4/12/1838 in Richmond, Missouri; death date 12/15/1931 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas; interment in West End Cemetery, Stephenville. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Judge Thomas B. King Dead at Age of 93; Last Rites Wednesday," Stephenville Empire-Tribune, 12/18/1931, p. 1, crediting Dublin Public Library. "Judge King's public offices included . . . after his coming to Texas in 1873, four years as county judge of Erath county, 1894-1898 and two years in the Texas Legislature, 1919-1920." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 36th Legislature (1919) - T.B. King, postoffice Stephenville, nativity Missouri, age 80 (born circa 1839), 45 years in Texas, lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
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  • Photograph. Thomas King,36th 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.
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