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J. Lewis Thompson

J. Lewis Thompson
Full Name: John Lewis Thompson
Birth date: February 14, 1875
Death date: August 9, 1938

Terms of Service

  • House, 41st Legislature
    1/8/1929 - 1/13/1931
  • House, 37th Legislature
    1/11/1921 - 1/9/1923
  • House, 36th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    5/27/1920 - 1/11/1921
(1) 36th Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to J. Lewis Thompson, Loyd J. Smith, and G.T. Bludworth), 5/27/1920, p. 49. No committee appointments listed for Thompson or Smith in 3rd-4th C.S.; Bludworth appointed to Education 5/27/1920. House Journal .
(2) "Davidson Winner in Senatorial Race," 3/11/1920, p. 11. "Captain C.C. Beavens, E.W. Neal and J. Lewis Thompson were all easily the successful candidates for representative from the Fifteenth Representative District. In the representative race all of the non-partisan [league] candidates were defeated." Lockhart Post-Register .
(3) In Senate, Lynch Davidson, in special election 3/4/1920, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded Rienzi M. Johnston, resigned 1/12/1920. In House, J. Lewis Thompson, sworn 5/27/1920, succeeded Lynch Davidson, resigned 1/16/1920. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Assumed Democrat based on listing as a Democrat in the 37th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • United States Army, 5th Texas Infantry and 143rd Infantry, 36th Division, World War I. John Lewis Thompson, birth date 2/14/1875 in Rusk County, :drafted into federal service Aug. 5, 1917 as Capt. Inf fr NG." FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin) .
  • Col. J. Lewis Thompson, birth date 2/14/1875, death date 8/9/1938, grave marker inscription, burial in Thompson Cemetery, Laird Hill, Rusk County. Find a Grave .
  • Captain J. Lewis Thompson, Houston's Part in the World War, May Harper Barnes, 1919, p. 82. Google Books .
  • Data on U.S. Army Divisions during World War I, 36th Division (Texas and Oklahoma National Guard). RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • "Move to Boost Houston Man for Governor May Yield New Candidate," 5/12/1920. San Antonio Express .
  • Mentioned in "Mills of the Thompson & Tucker Lumber Company in 1910," excerpted from "Lone Star Pine," American Lumberman, September 26, 1908, pp. 67-150. Texas Transportation Archive .
  • United States Army, Captain, 143rd Infantry, 36th Division, World War I; later Lieutenant Colonel, 36th Division. Description of military training and service, volume I, p. 254. "During the war he was captain of the One Hundred and Forty-third Infantry. He is now lieutenant colonel of infantry and inspector general of the Thirty-sixth Division." Biographical sketch, Col. J. Lewis Thompson, Volume I, p. 254. Texas Under Many Flags 1930.

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