Thos. Ball

Thomas Ball III

Full Name: Thomas Ball III
Date of birth: December 10, 1836
Date of death: May 11, 1917

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Jacksboro / Jack   Clay, Jack, Montague, Parker, Tarrant, Wise, Young

(1) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal. April 18, 1876 April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Thos. Ball, Austin, Travis County, age 43, born circa 1837 in Virginia, Deputy Attorney General.
    Census of 1900 - Thos. Ball, Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia, age 64, born December 1836 in Virginia, lawyer.
    Thomas Ball, birth date 12/10/1836 in Virginia, death date 5/11/1917 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, retired lawyer, California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
  • Lieutenant Thomas Ball III, birth date 12/10/1836 in Northumberland County, Virginia; death date 5/11/1917 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; burial in Hollywood, California. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary and portrait, "Warrior, Ex-Assistant Attorney-General, Dies," 5/12/1917, p. 11. "He served in the State Senate of Texas, was assistant Attorney-General of that State and was assistant Attorney-General of the United States from 1893 to 1896 . . ." Los Angeles Times.


  • Photograph. Thos. Ball, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Educational Affairs  
Enrolled Bills  
General Land Office (Chair) 
Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Penitentiaries  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Department  

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