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Arthur Tompkins Arthur Tompkins
Full Name: Arthur C. Tompkins
Date of birth: November 19, 1855
Date of death: May 6, 1904

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (4)   Republican Hempstead / Waller   Fort Bend, Waller
H 41 Feb 15, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (2)   Republican Hempstead / Waller   Fort Bend, Waller
H 37 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (3)   Republican Hempstead / Waller   Fort Bend, Waller, Wharton
(1) Roster of members of 17th Legislature lists A.C. Tompkins as a Republican, p. 1, 11/17/1880. Galveston Daily News 1884.
(2) Tompkins, sworn 2/15/1895, unseated William Joseph in election contest the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Included on roster of members of the 17th Legislature as a Republican, p. 6. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas . . . 1881.
(4) Included on roster of members of the 26th Legislature as a Republican, p. 59. Texas Legislative Manual .
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Henry C. Tompkins, p. 835, Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, "Candidates for Congress," 9/3/1896, p. 6. "He is a staunch republican. [sic] was nominated by that party and elected a member of the Twenty-fourth legislature by a majority of 824 votes over his democratic opponent." Galveston Daily News 1884.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Arthur Tompkins, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Arthur Tompkins, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • 1880 census lists A.C. Tompkins of Waller, Texas - born in 1856 in Alabama. FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service .
  • Obituary, 5/6/1904, p. 2. Galveston Daily News 1884.
  • "In the spring of 1895, A.C. Tompkins of Hempstead introduced the first woman suffrage resolution in the Texas House." HJR29 discussed in "Angelina County women fought for the right to vote," 2/22/2007. Lufkin Daily News .
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Internal Improvements  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Claims and Accounts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Minerals  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 2  
     

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