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Thomas Dennis Thomas Dennis
Full Name: Thomas Mason Dennis
Date of birth: March 9, 1807
Date of death: October 15, 1877

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 78 Apr 18, 1876 - Aug 3, 1876 15th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Daileyville / Karnes   Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, San Patricio, Wilson
H Matagorda Feb 26, 1848 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (7)     Unknown / Matagorda   Matagorda, Wharton
(1) Daileyville, in central Karnes County, was founded by the brothers C. P. and David Dailey in 1869. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Resignation letter and Gov. Coke's transmittal letter to Speaker, 8/3/1876, pp. 755-756. House Journal.
(3) T.M. Dennis, Karnes County. House Journal.
(4) Dennis resigned 10/19/1876. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) T.M. Dennis, home address, Daleyville; home county, Karnes. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) T.M. Dennis, home county, Karnes. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(7) Dennis was elected in special election after district failed to elect in the general election, sworn 2/26/1848. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 76. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • DENNIS, THOMAS MASON (1807-1877). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • Thomas Mason Dennis, birth date 3/9/1807 in Georgia, death date 10/15/1877 in Gonzales County, Texas, portraits, interment in Old Mangum Cemetery, Nixon, Gonzales County. Find a Grave.
  • Interment in Old Mangum Cemetery, Gonzales County. Information taken from Karen Mac Smith's book, On the Watershed of Ecleto. USGenWeb Project, 1996.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Thomas Dennis, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Federal Relations  
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