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J.A. Thomas Jesse Abram Thomas
Full Name: Jesse Abram Thomas
Date of birth: December 19, 1868
Date of death: July 8, 1915

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Leonard / Fannin   Fannin
H 34 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Leonard / Fannin   Fannin
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch of Jesse Abram Thomas included in "Vasser Items," Pickens County Herald and West Alabamian (Carrollton, Alabama), 11/12/1902, p. 2. Birth date 12/19/1868 near Palmetto, "this county," Alabama; son of Dr. M.N. Thomas; editor of the Leonard Graphic, Texas; lawyer in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and "has been twice elected judge of Hopkins County, Texas." Newspapers.com.
  • Other Resources
  • Jesse Abram Thomas, birth date 12/19/1868 in Alabama, death date 7/8/1915 in Texas, death notice from Cleburne Morning Review, "Mineola Editor Dies," 7/11/1915 ("served in the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth legislatures from Fannin County"); interment in Cedars Memorial Gardens, Mineola, Wood County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Texas News Letter," Editor and Publisher, Volume 48, Number 6, 7/17/1915, p. 149. Google Books.
  • Brief vignettes on members of the 30th Legislature, "Kodaks by the Chaplain," Houston Post, 5/12/1907, p. 6, col. 6, crediting UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - J.A. Thomas, postoffice Leonard, nativity Alabama, age 35 (born circa 1870), editor, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.A. Thomas,29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.A. Thomas,30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
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    30th R.S. - 1907
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    Judicial Districts  
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    Revenue and Taxation  
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    29th R.S. - 1905
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