T.J. Bowles

Thomas Jefferson Bowles

Full Name: Thomas Jefferson Bowles
Date of birth: December 17, 1861
Date of death: March 31, 1934

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 36 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1)   Democrat Nevada / Collin   Collin
H 36 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Nevada / Collin   Collin

(1) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch and photo, "Hon. T.J. Bowles: Representative From Collin in Legislature - Good Record," The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Texas), 2/20/1908, p. 6, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. Born 12/17/1861 in Jackson County, Georgia. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Thomas Jefferson Bowles, birth date 12/17/1861 in Jackson County, Georgia; death date 3/31/1934 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; retired groceryman; burial in Nevada, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • T.J. Bowles (1861-1934), burial in Nevada Cemetery, Nevada, Collin County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Hon. T.J. Bowles, "Former Collin Representative Dies in Dallas: Served in Legislature from This County Two Terms," 4/6/1934, p. 1. McKinney Daily Courier-Gazette.
  • 30th Legislature (1907) - T.J. Bowles, postoffice Nevada, nativity Georgia, age 45 (born circa 1862), insurance agent, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. T.J. Bowles, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. T.F. Bowles, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Commerce and Manufactures  
Contingent Expenses  
Judicial Districts  
Mines and Mining  
31st R.S. - 1909
Commerce and Manufactures  
Contingent Expenses  
Judicial Districts  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
30th R.S. - 1907
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Liquor Traffic  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Lands and Land Office  

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