J.A. Thomas

Jesse Abram Thomas

Full Name: Jesse Abram Thomas
Date of birth: December 19, 1868
Date of death: July 8, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Leonard / Fannin   Fannin
H 34 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Leonard / Fannin   Fannin

Terms of Service top

House District 34
Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909
Legislatures: 30th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Leonard / Fannin
Counties in district: Fannin
House District 34
Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907
Legislatures: 29th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Leonard / Fannin
Counties in district: Fannin

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch of Jesse Abram Thomas included in "Vasser Items," Pickens County Herald and West Alabamian (Carrollton, Alabama), 11/12/1902, p. 2. Birth date 12/19/1868 near Palmetto, "this county," Alabama; son of Dr. M.N. Thomas; editor of the Leonard Graphic, Texas; lawyer in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and "has been twice elected judge of Hopkins County, Texas." Newspapers.com.

Other Resources

  • J.A. Thomas, born 12/19/1868, died 7/8/1915, burial in Cedars Memorial Gardens, Mineola, Wood County. Includes death notices in The Olney Enterprise, 7/16/1915, and Cleburne Morning Review, 7/11/1915 ("served in the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth legislatures from Fannin County"). Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Texas News Letter," Editor and Publisher, Volume 48, Number 6, 7/17/1915, p. 149. Google Books.
  • Brief vignettes on members of the 30th Legislature, "Kodaks by the Chaplain," The Houston Post, 5/12/1907, p. 6, col. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - J.A. Thomas, postoffice Leonard, nativity Alabama, age 35 (born circa 1870), editor, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.A. Thomas, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.A. Thomas, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

30th R.S. - 1907
Engrossed Bills  
Judicial Districts  
Public Printing (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs  
29th R.S. - 1905
Common Carriers  
Engrossed Bills  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Public Printing  

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