Tom Shires

Tom Shires

Full Name: George Thomas "Tom" Shires, Sr.
Date of birth: January 30, 1889
Date of death: August 21, 1931

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 97-2 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Waco / McLennan   McLennan

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House District 97-2
Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925
Legislatures: 38th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Waco / McLennan
Counties in district: McLennan

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Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Former Member of Texas Legislature Dies . . . ," 8/21/1931, p. 8. Corsicana Daily Sun.
  • Obituary, "Funeral Service Held for Tom Shires, 41," 8/23/1931, section II, p. 8. "Tom Shires, 41, former member of the Texas Legislature from Waco." Dallas Morning News.
  • Tom Shires, birth date 1/30/1899 in Columbia, Tennessee, death date 8/21/1931 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • George Thomas Shires (1889-1931), burial in Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas. Includes reprints of death notice and obituary in Dallas News, 8/22/1931 and 8/23/1931. Find a Grave.
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - G. Tom Shires, postoffice Waco, nativity Tennessee, age 33 (born circa 1890), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. Tom Shires, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Charges Against Legislature by Hull Youngblood, Joint  
Common Carriers  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Liquor Traffic  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections (Vice Chair) 

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