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Thomas A. Blair
Full Name: Thomas A. Blair
Date of birth: August 6, 1840
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 85 Jan 15, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2)   Democrat Oakville / Live Oak   Bee, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, San Patricio

(1) Not present 1/11/1887 for organization of the House. Sworn 1/15/1887, p. 50. House Journal.
(2) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Thomas A. Blair, pp. 110-111. Born 8/6/1840 in Victoria County, Texas, married Mattie Platt of Louisiana, one son. Lawyer, county attorney of Refugio county in 1876. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 1st Texas Cavalry Regiment. FamilySearch United States Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865.
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 1st Texas Cavalry, under Colonel Buchel. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1870 - Thomas Blair, Callahan County, age 28, born circa 1842 in Texas, wife Mattie E., son Thomas D.
    Census of 1880 - T.A. Blair, Bee County, age 39, born circa 1841 in Texas, lawyer, wife M.E., son T.D.
    Census of 1900 - Mattie E. Blair, Live Oak County, age 55, widowed, born August 1845 in Mississippi, sons Dudly T. and Alfred S. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900
  • T.A. Blair and Mattie E. Platt, parents of Dudley Thomas Blair, birth date 7/6/1867 in Texas, death date 7/10/1932 in San Antonio, Bexar County. Mattie Estelle Blair, birth date 8/19/1845 in Woodville, Mississippi, death date 9/16/1926 in Three Rivers, Live Oak County, Texas, widowed. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976. Dudley Thomas Blair Mattie Estelle Blair
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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