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Thomas Word Thomas Word
Full Name: Thomas J. Word
Date of birth: February 6, 1805
Date of death: May 25, 1890

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson, Henderson, Van Zandt
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 13th Legislature - 1/14/1873, p. 1, listed as "Senator elect." "There being a quorum present, by consent of the Senate, the following Senators elect qualified, taking their seats as members of the 13th Legislature." Senate Journal.
(3) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • T.J. Word, born 2/6/1805, died 5/25/1890, "Signer of Articles of Texas Secession, Proud Confederate Patriot." Interment in Palestine City Cemetery, Palestine, Anderson County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Thomas J. Word, 5/27/1890, p. 1. Died 5/25/1890. Elected to state senate in 1873. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Thomas Word, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Thomas Word, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses, Select (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Land Office  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  

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