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Tom C. Davis
Full Name: Thomas C. "Tom" Davis
Date of birth: August 4, 1849
Date of death: October 31, 1914

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Center / Shelby   Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby
(1) Rusk County (First Day); "Davis of Shelby" throughout session. House Journal.
(2) Center, Shelby County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Tom C. Davis, Center. 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).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Volume V, pp. 2440-2441. Born 1850, legislator, appointed district judge by Governor C.A. Culbertson in 1895. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Biographical sketch, Tom C. Davis. Birth date 8/4/1850 in Shelby County, Texas. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, "Tom C. Davis: How the New Judge of the Second District Rose to His Position," Galveston Daily News, 10/18/1895, p. 4, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Birth date 8/4/1949. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Judge Thomas C. "Tom" Davis (1849-1914), interment in Fairview Cemetery, Center, Shelby County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Judge Tom Davis Dead," Nacogdoches, Oct. 31, San Antonio Express, 11/2/1914, p. 12, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "News was received here this afternoon of the death of Judge Tom C. Davis of Center. He was District Judge of this judicial district for eight years." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penal Code  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
     

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