T.A. Rodriguez

Thomas A. Rodriguez

Full Name: Thomas A. Rodriguez
Other surnames: Rodriquez
Date of birth: December 31, 1839
Date of death: April 8, 1903

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 90 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Atascosa, Bexar, Karnes, Live Oak, Wilson
H 90 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (5)   Democrat Anchorage / Atascosa   Atascosa, Bexar, Karnes, Live Oak, Wilson
H 78 Apr 6, 1882 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (6) (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Pleasanton / Atascosa   Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, San Patricio, Wilson

(1) Redistricting bill shows Bexar County in district 90. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) District 90. House Journal.
(3) District 90. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) District 60. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
(5) Anchorage post office closed in 1935. Handbook of Texas Online.
(6) Newly elected members were sworn on April 6, 1882, including: "Owen Brown, Hal Geiger, Seth Stewart and T. P. Rodrigues [sic]." "Special session of the Seventeenth Legislature," p. 1, 4/7/1882. Galveston Daily News.
(7) In his first campaign Rodriguez defeated a third-party candidate by a majority of 6,000 votes. Handbook of Texas Online.
(8) Assumed democrat based on party affiliation in other sessions, service in Confederate Army, attendance at party conventions, or information included in biographical sketches. Legislative Reference Library.
(9) Thomas A. Rodriguez, in special election 9/17/1881, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded Donald P. Marr, resigned 6/23/1881. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant T.A. Rodriguez, adjutant of Colonel Santos Benavides, p. 117. Tomas A. Rodriguez, 2nd Lieutenant Company H, 8th Texas Infantry; Lieutenant, Ragsdale's Battalion of Texas Cavalry; Captain and Adjutant, Benavides' Regiment, Appendix A: Confederates, p. 180. Vaqueros in Blue and Gray, 2000.

Other Resources

  • Death notice, "Hon. T.A. Rodriguez Dead: A Former Member of the Legislature from the San Antonio District Passes Away," 4/9/1903, p. 1. El Paso Herald.
  • Thomas A. Rodriguez, death date 3/8/1903 on grave marker, burial in San Fernando Cemetery #1, San Antonio, with spouse M.J. Susanna Rodriguez. Find a Grave.
  • Rodriguez attended the Atascosa County democratic convention and was elected delegate to the Galveston convention, p. 8, 3/26/1880. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in TEJANO POLITICS. Listed among the Tejanos who served in the Texas House and Senate. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in Minority Civil Rights and the Texas Legislature, 2018.
  • Obituary, 4/9/1903, p. 3. "Hon. Thomas A. Rodriguez died yesterday afternoon at his residence . . . " Death date 4/8/1903. San Antonio Daily Light.


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Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
County Government and County Finances  
Federal Relations  
Privileges and Elections  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Agricultural Affairs  
Stock and Stockraising  
Town and City Corporations  
17th R.S. - 1881
Constitutional Amendments  
Federal Relations  
Senatorial and Representative Districts  

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