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Thomas Ball Thomas Ball
Full Name: Thomas Ball
Date of birth: 1837
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Jacksboro / Jack   Clay, Jack, Montague, Parker, Tarrant, Wise, Young
(1) 15th Legislature - 4/18/1876, p. 1. All Senators listed in roll call as "Senators elect [who] answered to their names, presented their credentials, and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution"; in drawing of Senatorial terms 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch in "State Senators Elect: Personal Sketches Completed - Seventeen Lawyers, Seven Grangers, Two Doctors, One Editor and Four Colored Politicians - the Political Structure of the New Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biography, pp. 38-39. Birth date estimated - 39 years of age in 1876. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Thomas Ball, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs  
    Enrolled Bills  
    General Land Office (Chair) 
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Department  
     

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