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Thomas Word

Thomas Word
Full Name: Thomas J. Word
Birth date: February 6, 1805
Death date: May 25, 1890

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) 13th Legislature - 1/14/1873, p. 1, listed as "Senator elect." "There being a quorum present, by consent of the Senate, the following Senators elect qualified, taking their seats as members of the 13th Legislature." Senate Journal .
(3) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. Thomas Word, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Thomas Word, State Preservation Board

Other Resources

  • T.J. Word, born 2/6/1805, died 5/25/1890, "Signer of Articles of Texas Secession, Proud Confederate Patriot." Interment in Palestine City Cemetery, Palestine, Anderson County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, Thomas J. Word, 5/27/1890, p. 1. Died 5/25/1890. Elected to state senate in 1873. Galveston Daily News .
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