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Thomas R. Jennings

Tom R. Jennings
Full Name: Thomas R. "Tom" Jennings
Birth date: December 1847
Death date: May 4, 1910

Terms of Service

  • House, 24th Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Tom R. Jennings, Nacogdoches County, age 30, born circa 1850 in Texas, lawyer, wife Mary.
    Census of 1900 - Tom R. Jennings, Harris County, age 52, born December 1847 in Texas, farmer/retired lawyer, wife Ruby E.
    Census of 1910 - Thomas Jennings, La Porte, Harris County, age 65, born circa 1845 in Texas,layman, wife Ruby E. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1880
  • JENNINGS, THOMAS JEFFERSON (1801-1881). Relatives: Thomas Jefferson Jennings, father; Tom R. Jennings, son. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, "Death Came Suddenly to Col. Tom R. Jennings: Prominent Figure in Political Life of Texas Passed Away at La Porte. Had Eventful Career," 5/4/1910, p. 8. Death date Wednesday, 5/4/1910. "Colonel Jennings was a native of Nacogdoches, about 65 years of age, a former member of the legislature and a life-long friend of Former Governor James S. Hogg. His father before him was a prominent lawyer in the state of Texas, and in addition to being a partner of the late Tom Ochiltree, served as attorney general of the state. Col. Jennings served in the Confederate army and represented the Nacogdoches district in the state legislature when the late James S. Hogg was governor." Houston Chronicle .
  • "For Legislative Honors: Colonel Tom R. Jennings May Try for Nomination" (from the LaPorte Chronicle), The Houston Post, 5/11/1906, p. 7. "While a resident of Nacogdoches, Colonel Jennings served with distinction in the lower house, and wielded a potent influence in that branch of the lawmaking body of the State." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "Died of Heart Failure: Colonel Tom R. Jennings . . . ," The Houston Post, 5/5/1910, p. 14; Death notice, p. 1. "He was a lawyer by profession and served in the legislature from Nacogdoches during the incumbency of Governor Hogg." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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