Tom W. Perkins

Thomas Willis Perkins

Full Name: Thomas Willis "Tom" Perkins
Date of birth: April 4, 1872
Date of death: August 6, 1946

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd (1) (2)   31st (3) (4)   32nd (1) (2)   Democrat McKinney / Collin Senate President Pro Tempore (32nd)   Collin, Hunt, Rains

(1) 32nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 3/11/1911, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/10/1911, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(4) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, "Tom W. Perkins Veteran Publisher Passes Away Today," "Stores to Close Wednesday for Perkins Funeral," 8/6/1946, p. 1; "Services Held Wednesday for Tom W. Perkins," including telegrams sent to the Perkins family, 8/8/1946, pp. 1, 6. McKinney Daily Courier-Gazette.
  • Obituary, "Tom W. Perkins, 74, Veteran Newspaper Man Dies Tuesday," The McKinney Examiner, 8/8/1946, p. 1, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Thomas W. Perkins, McKinney Courier-Gazette, Past President, 1906-07. Texas Press Association.

Other Resources


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

32nd R.S. - 1911
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Legislature Visitation Arrangements (Chair) 
Educational Affairs (Chair) 
Enrolled Bills  
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
Public Printing  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
State Penitentiaries  
Towns and City Corporations  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
31st R.S. - 1909
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Consideration of Message from Gov. Campbell  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills  
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
Public Printing (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  

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