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William L. Thompson William Lafayette Thompson
Full Name: William Lafayette Thompson
Date of birth: October 1, 1838
Date of death: January 3, 1924

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 86 Jan 13, 1885 - Apr 1, 1885 19th (1)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 86 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
(1) Thompson resigned 4/1/1885. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Wm. L. Thompson, 18th Legislature. House Journal.
(3) Name in roster, W.S. Thompson. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch; birth date 10/1/1838 in Greensburg, Louisiana. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, 1892, pp. 765-766, crediting Dallas Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, William Lafayette Thompson, pp. 268-269. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company G, 4th Louisiana Infantry. Later transferred to Company B, Pointe Coupee Artillery, under Captain William A. Davidson. Biographical sketch, Volume II, pp. 681-682. Birth date 10/1/1838 Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. First marriage to Neanie Andrews (died 1883), second marriage to Cassie Burkhart. "During his residence in San Antonio he was elected to the eighteenth and nineteenth legislatures . . ." Historical Review of South-east Texas and the Founders, Leaders and Representative Men of Its Commerce, Industry and Civic Affairs, 1910.
  • Other Resources
  • William Lafayette Thompson, birth date 10/1/1838 in Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana; death date 1/3/1924 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas; spouses Neanie Andrews Thompson and Cassie Burkhart Thompson; interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William L. Thompson, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Funeral of General William Steele  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Revision of Rules (Chair) 
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Fence Cutting  
    Memorial Services for Hon. W.H. Tucker of Anderson and Hon. A.J. Leo of Hidalgo  
    Penitentiaries  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Revision of Rules  
    State Affairs  
    Towns and City Corporations  
     

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