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Arthur Tompkins Arthur C. Tompkins
Full Name: Arthur C. Tompkins
Date of birth: November 19, 1855
Date of death: May 5, 1904

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (1)   Republican Hempstead / Waller   Fort Bend, Waller
H 41 Feb 15, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (2)   Republican Hempstead / Waller   Fort Bend, Waller
H 37 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4)   Republican Hempstead / Waller   Fort Bend, Waller, Wharton
(1) Republican. Texas Legislative Manual.
(2) Arthur C. Tompkins, sworn 2/15/1895, unseated William Joseph in election contest the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Republican, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Republican. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Henry C. Tompkins, p. 835, Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, "Candidates for Congress," 9/3/1896, p. 6. Birth date 11/19/1855. "He is a staunch republican. [sic] was nominated by that party and elected a member of the Twenty-fourth legislature by a majority of 824 votes over his democratic opponent." Galveston Daily News.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume II, p. 783. Arthur G. [sic] Tompkins of Hempstead, Waller County, member of the state legislature, "three times elected that high office on the Republican ticket." Historical Review of South-east Texas and the Founders, Leaders and Representative Men of Its Commerce, Industry and Civic Affairs, 1910.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - A.C. Tompkins, Waller County, merchant, age 24, born circa 1856 in Alabama. FamilySearch.
  • A.C. Tompkin [sic], death date 5/5/1904, Waller County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  • A.C. Thompson [sic], Waller. 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, Arthur C. Tompkins, 5/6/1904, p. 2. Death date 5/5/1904 at 2 o'clock a.m. Galveston Daily News.
  • "In the spring of 1895, A.C. Tompkins of Hempstead introduced the first woman suffrage resolution in the Texas House." HJR29 discussed in "Angelina County women fought for the right to vote," 2/22/2007. Lufkin Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Arthur Tompkins, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Arthur Tompkins, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Internal Improvements  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Claims and Accounts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Minerals  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts  

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