T.B. King

Thomas Benton King

Full Name: Thomas Benton King
Date of birth: April 12, 1838
Date of death: December 15, 1931

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 97 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Stephenville / Erath   Erath, Hood, Somervell

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House District 97
Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921
Legislatures: 36th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Stephenville / Erath
Counties in district: Erath, Hood, Somervell

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Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Thomas Benton King, birth date 4/12/1838, death date 12/15/1931, photo, burial in West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Judge Thomas B. King Dead at Age of 93; Last Rites Wednesday," Stephenville Empire-Tribune, 12/18/1931, p. 1, crediting Dublin Public Library. "Judge King's public offices included . . . after his coming to Texas in 1873, four years as county judge of Erath county, 1894-1898 and two years in the Texas Legislature, 1919-1920." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 36th Legislature (1919) - T.B. King, postoffice Stephenville, nativity Missouri, age 80 (born circa 1839), 45 years in Texas, lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. T.B. King, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

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36th R.S. - 1919
Liquor Traffic  
Public Health  
State Affairs  

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