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William Lafayette Thompson

W.L. Thompson
Full Name: William Lafayette Thompson
Birth date: October 1, 1838
Death date: January 3, 1924

Terms of Service

  • House, 19th (1) Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 4/1/1885
  • House, 18th (2) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
(1) William L. Thompson resigned 4/1/1885. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • William Lafayette Thompson, birth date 10/1/1838 in Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana; death date 1/3/1924 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas; spouses Neanie Andrews Thompson and Cassie Burkhart Thompson; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County. Find a Grave .
  • Confederate States Army, Company G, 4th Louisiana Infantry. Later transferred to Company B, Pointe Coupee Artillery, under Captain William A. Davidson. Biographical sketch, William L. Thompson, Volume II, pp. 681-682. Birth date 10/1/1838 Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. First marriage to Neanie Andrews (died 1883), second marriage to Cassie Burkhart. "During his residence in San Antonio he was elected to the eighteenth and nineteenth legislatures . . ." Historical Review of South-east Texas and the Founders, Leaders and Representative Men of Its Commerce, Industry and Civic Affairs 1910.
  • Biographical sketch, W.L. Thompson, p. 55. Born 10/1/1840 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, William Lafayette Thompson, born 10/1/1838 in Greensburg, Louisiana. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, 1892, pp. 765-766, crediting Dallas Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, William Lafayette Thompson, pp. 268-269. Name in roster, W.S. Thompson. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83 1883. Biographical sketch Roster
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