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Thomas Tilson Thomas Jefferson Tilson
Full Name: Thomas Jefferson "Tile" Tilson
Date of birth: November 16, 1847
Date of death: October 27, 1942

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 123 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Plainview / Hale   Armstrong, Bailey, Castro, Deaf Smith, Hale, Lamb, Parmer, Randall, Swisher
H 123 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Plainview / Hale   Armstrong, Bailey, Castro, Deaf Smith, Hale, Lamb, Parmer, Randall, Swisher
H 123 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Plainview / Hale   Armstrong, Bailey, Castro, Deaf Smith, Hale, Lamb, Parmer, Randall, Smith, Swisher
H 25 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1)   Democrat Merit / Hunt   Hunt
H 25 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (2)   Democrat Kingston / Hunt   Hunt
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 48th Legislature, R.S., HSR 28, 1/19/1943, pp. 89-90. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Texas Legislator Dies," 10/29/1942, p. 3. Col. T.J. Tilson, born 11/16/1847 in West Virginia, "pioneer Texas legislator who was instrumental in legislation that created the railroad commission and made cutting of barbed wire fences a penitentiary offense in Texas." Tilson was elected to the 18th Legislature in 1882, 22nd Legislature in 1890, and again in 1914, 1916, and 1918. Amarillo Daily News.
  • Biography, p. 255. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • Thomas Jefferson Tilson, birth date 11/16/1847, death date 10/27/1942. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • T.J. Tilson, birth date 11/16/1847, death date 10/27/1942, interment in Plainview Cemetery, Plainview, Hale County. Find a Grave.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Thomas Tilson, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Thomas Tilson, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Thomas Tilson, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Thomas Tilson, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Thomas Tilson, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 36th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    36th R.S. - 1919
    Ranger Force, Investigate (Chair) 
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Agriculture  
    Counties  
    Irrigation  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Agriculture  
    Congressional Districts  
    Irrigation  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Vice Chair) 
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Fence Cutting  
    Internal Improvements  
    Privileges and Elections  
     

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