Leslie Atchison Thompson

Full Name: Leslie Atchison Thompson, Sr.
Date of birth: October 8, 1806
Date of death: January 23, 1874

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Jul 7, 1856 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1)     Unknown / Galveston   Galveston

(1) L.A. Thompson, in special election 5/19/1856, succeeded Lorenzo Sherwood, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Leslie Atchison Thompson, "Death of Judge Leslie A. Thompson," The Galveston Daily News, 1/24/1874, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "He was sent to the Legislature, was made Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and served as Mayor of the city in 1858." Birth date 10/8/1806; death date 1/23/1874. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - Leslie Thompson, 1st Ward, Galveston, age 54, born circa 1806 in South Carolina, lawyer. FamilySearch. 1860
  • Judge Leslie Atchison Thompson Sr., birth date 10/8/1806, death date 1/23/1874, burial in Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida. Includes portrait and Judge Leslie Atchison Thompson, Sr. (1806-1874) chronology. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned, p. 237, filled vacancy in Legislature from Galveston, July 1856, ex-supreme judge of Florida. The Life and Services of Gen. Ben McCulloch, 1888.
  • Discussion of "Hon. Leslie A. Thompson . . . a candidate for the Legislature at the election on Monday next" (column dated 5/16/1856), internal improvements, and correspondence, Galveston Weekly News, 5/20/1856, p. 1, col. 4 ("Hon. Leslie A. Thompson"); p. 3, col. 4 ("Correspondence"), crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Leslie A. Thompson - Democrat. "Galveston Election," State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 5/31/1856, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
Civil and Criminal Codes, Governor's Message, Select  
Internal Improvements  

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