J. Lewis Thompson

J. Lewis Thompson

Full Name: John Lewis Thompson
Date of birth: February 14, 1875
Date of death: August 9, 1938

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19-5 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 15 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 15-4 May 27, 1920 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) 36th Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to J. Lewis Thompson, Loyd J. Smith, and G.T. Bludworth), 5/27/1920, p. 49. No committee appointments listed for Thompson or Smith in 3rd-4th C.S.; Bludworth appointed to Education 5/27/1920. House Journal.
(2) "Davidson Winner in Senatorial Race," 3/11/1920, p. 11. "Captain C.C. Beavens, E.W. Neal and J. Lewis Thompson were all easily the successful candidates for representative from the Fifteenth Representative District. In the representative race all of the non-partisan [league] candidates were defeated." Lockhart Post-Register.
(3) In Senate, Lynch Davidson, in special election 3/4/1920, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded Rienzi M. Johnston, resigned 1/12/1920. In House, J. Lewis Thompson, sworn 5/27/1920, succeeded Lynch Davidson, resigned 1/16/1920. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Assumed Democrat based on listing as a Democrat in the 37th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Col. J. Lewis Thompson, Texas Under Many Flags, 1930, Volume I, p. 254. (Created 6/22/2010.) HeritageQuest Online.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, 5th Texas Infantry and 143rd Infantry, 36th Division, World War I. John Lewis Thompson, birth date 2/14/1875 in Rusk County, :drafted into federal service Aug. 5, 1917 as Capt. Inf fr NG." FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • Captain J. Lewis Thompson, Houston's Part in the World War, May Harper Barnes, 1919, p. 82. Google Books.
  • United States Army, Captain, 143rd Infantry, 36th Division, World War I; later Lieutenant Colonel, 36th Division. Description of military training and service, Texas Under Many Flags, 1930, Volume I, p. 254. (Created 6/22/2010.) "During the war he was captain of the One Hundred and Forty-third Infantry. He is now lieutenant colonel of infantry and inspector general of the Thirty-sixth Division." HeritageQuest Online.
  • Data on U.S. Army Divisions during World War I, 36th Division (Texas and Oklahoma National Guard). RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.

Other Resources

  • Col. J. Lewis Thompson, birth date 2/14/1875, death date 8/9/1938, grave marker inscription, burial in Thompson Cemetery, Laird Hill, Rusk County. Find a Grave.
  • "Move to Boost Houston Man for Governor May Yield New Candidate," 5/12/1920. San Antonio Express.
  • Mentioned in "Mills of the Thompson & Tucker Lumber Company in 1910," excerpted from "Lone Star Pine," American Lumberman, September 26, 1908, pp. 67-150. Texas Transportation Archive.


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Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Banks and Banking  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
37th R.S. - 1921
Banks and Banking  
Congressional Districts  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
36th R.S. - 1919

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