Tom R. Jennings

Thomas R. Jennings

Full Name: Thomas R. "Tom" Jennings
Date of birth: December 1847
Date of death: May 4, 1910

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 32 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches

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House District 32
Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897
Legislatures: 24th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches
Counties in district: Nacogdoches

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • JENNINGS, THOMAS JEFFERSON (1801-1881). Relatives: Thomas Jefferson Jennings, father; Tom R. Jennings, son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary, "Death Came Suddenly to Col. Tom R. Jennings: Prominent Figure in Political Life of Texas Passed Away at La Porte. Had Eventful Career," 5/4/1910, p. 8. Death date Wednesday, 5/4/1910. "Colonel Jennings was a native of Nacogdoches, about 65 years of age, a former member of the legislature and a life-long friend of Former Governor James S. Hogg. His father before him was a prominent lawyer in the state of Texas, and in addition to being a partner of the late Tom Ochiltree, served as attorney general of the state. Col. Jennings served in the Confederate army and represented the Nacogdoches district in the state legislature when the late James S. Hogg was governor." Houston Chronicle.
  • Obituary, "Died of Heart Failure: Colonel Tom R. Jennings . . . ," The Houston Post, 5/5/1910, p. 14; Death notice, p. 1. "He was a lawyer by profession and served in the legislature from Nacogdoches during the incumbency of Governor Hogg." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Tom R. Jennings, Nacogdoches County, age 30, born circa 1850 in Texas, lawyer, wife Mary.
    Census of 1900 - Tom R. Jennings, Harris County, age 52, born December 1847 in Texas, farmer/retired lawyer, wife Ruby E.
    Census of 1910 - Thomas Jennings, La Porte, Harris County, age 65, born circa 1845 in Texas,layman, wife Ruby E. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910
  • "For Legislative Honors: Colonel Tom R. Jennings May Try for Nomination" (from the LaPorte Chronicle), The Houston Post, 5/11/1906, p. 7. "While a resident of Nacogdoches, Colonel Jennings served with distinction in the lower house, and wielded a potent influence in that branch of the lawmaking body of the State." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


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24th R.S. - 1895
County Government and County Finances  
Judiciary No. 2  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Revenue and Taxation  

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