H. Bascom Thomas
Full Name: H. Bascom Thomas
Date of birth: March 16, 1871
Date of death: September 9, 1942
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||Counties in District
Jan 12, 1909 - May 15, 1910
Sulphur Springs / Hopkins
Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Red River, Titus
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)
"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
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
31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2.
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.
- Memorial, December 1942, p. 469.
Texas Bar Journal.
- 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.
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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