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Thomas Ball

Thos. Ball
Full Name: Thomas Ball
Birth date: December 10, 1836
Death date: May 11, 1917

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 15th (1) Legislature
    4/18/1876 - 1/14/1879
    Democrat
(1) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal . April 18, 1876
April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Thos. Ball, Austin, Travis County, age 43, born circa 1837 in Virginia, Deputy Attorney General.
    Census of 1900 - Thos. Ball, Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia, age 64, born December 1836 in Virginia, lawyer.
    Thomas Ball, birth date 12/10/1836 in Virginia, death date 5/11/1917 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, retired lawyer, California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994. FamilySearch . California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 1880
  • 1900
  • Biographical sketch in "State Senators Elect: Personal Sketches Completed - Seventeen Lawyers, Seven Grangers, Two Doctors, One Editor and Four Colored Politicians - the Political Structure of the New Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
  • Biographical sketch and photograph, p. 127. Birth date 12/10/1836. "Served in Texas State Senate, 1876." History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California 1909.
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant, 47th Virginia Infantry and 9th Virginia Cavalry. History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California 1909.
  • Obituary and portrait, "Warrior, Ex-Assistant Attorney-General, Dies," 5/12/1917, p. 11. "He served in the State Senate of Texas, was assistant Attorney-General of that State and was assistant Attorney-General of the United States from 1893 to 1896 . . ." Los Angeles Times .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain. Los Angeles Times .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 38-39. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
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