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Thomas Patrick Buffington

T.P. Buffington
Full Name: Thomas Patrick Buffington
Birth date: November 23, 1869
Death date: January 12, 1952

Terms of Service

  • House, 32nd Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Judge Thomas Patrick Buffington and father, Judge Thomas C. Buffington, Volume 5, pp. 2278-2279. Birth date 11/23/1970 in Anderson, Texas, elected Grimes County Judge in 1904. "He was chosen as a representative from Grimes county to the Thirty-second Legislature in 1910, and was on the judiciary, education and military affairs committees." "At the time of the outbreak of hostilities between the United States and Spain, Judge T.P. Buffington was a member of the Shaw Rifles, at Navasota, with which company he went to the rendezvous camp at Austin, as first lieutenant." A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County 1930.
  • Census of 1900 - Tom P. Buffington, Justice Precinct 1, Grimes County, age 30, born November 1870 in Texas, lawyer, son of Tom and Mattie B. Buffington.
    Census of 1910 - Thomas P. Buffington, Justice Precinct 1, Grimes County, age 39, born circa 1871 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Vivienne.
    Census of 1920 - Thomas P. Buffington, Justice Precinct 1, Grimes County, age 49, born circa 1871 in Texas, county office/judge, spouse Vivienne T. Buffington.
    Census of 1940 - T.P. Buffington, Navasota, Justice Precinct 3, Grimes County, age 69, born circa 1871 in Texas, lawyer/private practice, spouse Vivian Buffington. FamilySearch . 1940 1910
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  • Thomas Patrick Buffington, birth date 11/23/1869 in Anderson, Texas; death date 1/12/1952 in Navasota, Grimes County; lawyer; served in Spanish-American War. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • 1st Lieutenant, Company C, 2nd Texas Infantry, Spanish-American War (May-November 1898). Thomas Patrick Buffington, Anderson, Texas, birth date 11/23/1870, death date 1/12/1952. FamilySearch United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 1985.
  • Thomas Patrick Buffington, birth date 11/23/1869, death date 1/12/1952, burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Anderson, Grimes County, with spouse Vivenne Taylor Buffington. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary and photo, "Final Rites Held Sunday for Judge Buffington, 81," and "Judge Buffington," 1/17/1952. Judge Thomas Patrick Buffington, Grimes County Judge 1905-1908 and 1917-1920, Grimes County Attorney, and "a member of the State Legislature in 1911." Spanish-American War veteran. Courtesy Navasota Public Library. Navasota Examiner .
  • Spanish-American War. Assistant Judge Advocate General with the rank of Major, 4/8/1903. T.P. Buffington, Texas Volunteer Guard, Call Number 401-184. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935 .
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - T.P. Buffington, postoffice Anderson, nativity Texas, age 40 (born circa 1871), attorney, 40 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .

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