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Thomas Jefferson Tilson

Thomas Tilson
Full Name: Thomas Jefferson "Tile" Tilson
Birth date: November 16, 1847
Death date: October 27, 1942

Terms of Service

  • House, 36th Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 1/11/1921
    Democrat
  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
    Democrat
  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
    Democrat
  • House, 22nd (1) Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 1/10/1893
    Democrat
  • House, 18th (2) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
    Democrat
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Pioneer Texas Legislator Dies," 10/29/1942, p. 3. Col. T.J. Tilson, born 11/16/1847 in West Virginia, "pioneer Texas legislator who was instrumental in legislation that created the railroad commission and made cutting of barbed wire fences a penitentiary offense in Texas." Tilson was elected to the 18th Legislature in 1882, 22nd Legislature in 1890, and again in 1914, 1916, and 1918. Amarillo Daily News .
  • Thomas Jefferson Tilson, birth date 11/16/1847, death date 10/27/1942. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • T.J. Tilson, birth date 11/16/1847, death date 10/27/1942, interment in Plainview Cemetery, Plainview, Hale County. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Biography, p. 255. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83 1883.
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