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Dr. Thomas W. Kennedy Thomas W. Kennedy
Full Name: Thomas W. Kennedy
Date of birth: August 1, 1838
Date of death: July 7, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 85 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Rio Grande City / Starr   Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata
H 83 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Rio Grande City / Starr   Duval, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Encinal
H 83 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Rio Grande City / Starr   Duval, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Encinal
H 83 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (6) (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Rio Grande City / Starr   Duval, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Encinal
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Webb County. House Journal.
(4) Rio Grande City, Starr County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) Webb County. House Journal.
(7) Rio Grande City, Starr County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) Rio Grande. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(9) Home county, Starr. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketches of members of the 19th Legislature, pp. 4-119. Sketch incorrectly states Kennedy represented the 38th district. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 150. "He came to Brownsville, Texas, in 1870, and subsequently removed to Rio Grande City, his present home." Sketch incorrectly states Kennedy represented the 38th district. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - J.W. [T.W.] Kennedy, Rio Grande City, Starr County, born August 1838 in Pennsylvania, physician. FamilySearch.
  • Thomas W. Kennedy, estimated birth year 1839, death date 7/7/1907 in Rio Grande City. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Obituary, 7/12/1907, p. 9. "Dr. T.W. Kennedy died here on 8th inst. after a short illness and was buried Tuesday in the cemetery at Fort Ringgold." Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Dr. Thomas W. Kennedy, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Thomas W. Kennedy, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Dr. Thomas W. Kennedy, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Journeay (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Irrigation  
    Mining and Minerals  
    Public Debt  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    Southwestern Lunatic Asylum, Joint Committee to visit the  
    State Asylums  
    Town and City Corporations  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Federal Relations  
    Irrigation  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Indian Affairs  
    Internal Improvement  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    State Asylums  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvement  
    Military Affairs  
    State Asylums  
     

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