H. Bascom Thomas

Full Name: H. Bascom Thomas
Date of birth: March 16, 1871
Date of death: September 9, 1942

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Jan 12, 1909 - May 15, 1910 31st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins   Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Red River, Titus

(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(2) "Resolution Debated for Expulsion of Thomas", 3/13/1909, pp. 1, 8; "Thomas Took His Seat With Gallery Applause," 4/11/1909, p. 3. Galveston Daily News.
(3) John L. Ratliff, sworn 8/1/1910, succeeded H. Bascom Thomas, expelled 3/13/1909, reelected 4/3/1909, seated 4/10/1909, and resigned 5/15/1910. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate - 31st R.S. (1909). Report, supporting documents. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Memorial, December 1942, p. 469. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • Listed in "Expulsion of State Legislators." National Conference of State Legislatures.
  • "Thomas' Speech Was Sensational," 2/8/1910, p. 1, Discusses H. Bascom Thomas' expulsion from the Texas Senate and his speech at the Victoria court house on 2/7/1910 in campaign for Lieutenant Governor. Victoria Advocate.


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Committee Information top

31st R.S. - 1909
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Engrossed Bills  
Federal Relations  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
State Affairs  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  

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