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  Shirley Levoy Abbott (1924-2013) — also known as S. L. Abbott — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born in Fairview, Major County, Okla., July 23, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; optometrist; rancher; candidate for Texas state senate, 1962, 1964, 1966; chair of El Paso County Republican Party, 1965-66; candidate for Texas state comptroller, 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1977-78; U.S. Ambassador to Lesotho, 1984-86. Catholic. Died, from congestive heart failure, in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., April 23, 2013 (age 88 years, 274 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Floyd 'Jack' Abbott and Vera (Goodwin) Abbott (1901-1933); married, May 5, 1945, to Arline E. Beahler.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial — Texas Legislators Past & Present
  David Abner (1826-1902) — of Texas. Born in slavery in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., 1826. Farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1874; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1875. Baptist. African ancestry. Died in 1902 (age about 76 years). Interment at Old Powder Mill Cemetery, Marshall, Tex.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lem B. Allen (b. 1941) — of Kingsbury, Guadalupe County, Tex. Born in Luling, Caldwell County, Tex., March 4, 1941. Democrat. Farmer; chair of Guadalupe County Democratic Party, 1966-80; member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 1975-78. Episcopalian. Still living as of 1983.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Fulshear Allen and Frances (Gardien) Allen; married, August 17, 1963, to Mattie Susan Rogers (born c.1932).
  Alef O. Arneson (1856-1938) — also known as A. O. Arneson — of Hazel, Hamlin County, S.Dak.; Hayti, Hamlin County, S.Dak. Born in Lom, Norway, December 26, 1856. Farmer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 30th District, 1891-92; member of South Dakota state senate 27th District, 1899-1900, 1909-12. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Hidalgo County, Tex., June 27, 1938 (age 81 years, 183 days). Interment at New Hope Cemetery, Hayti, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married, November 18, 1882, to Mary Hanson (1857-1949).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  J. D. Avis (born c.1862) — of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex. Born in Texas, about 1862. Rancher; farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives 111th District, 1923-29. Burial location unknown.
  Josiah H. Baker (1875-1945) — also known as Joe H. Baker — of Quitman, Wood County, Tex. Born in Georgia, April 24, 1875. Minister; farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives 34th District, 1929. Died in Wood County, Tex., February 28, 1945 (age 69 years, 310 days). Interment at Ingram Cemetery, Wood County, Tex.
  Relatives: Married 1895 to Mary Arabelle Ingram (1874-1930).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Henry Ball Jr. (1859-1944) — also known as Thomas H. Ball — of Huntsville, Walker County, Tex.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Huntsville, Walker County, Tex., January 14, 1859. Democrat. Farmer; merchant; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1912 (speaker), 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1897-1903 (1st District 1897-1903, 8th District 1903); candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1914. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., May 7, 1944 (age 85 years, 114 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Henry Ball (1819-1858) and Mariah O. Spivey (Cleveland) Ball; married 1881 to Minnie Fisher (1859-1941); second cousin five times removed of George Washington; third cousin thrice removed of Sulifand Sutherland Ross (1800-1856).
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York; Washington-Walker family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ben F. Barnes (b. 1938) — of Brownwood, Brown County, Tex. Born in Gorman, Eastland County, Tex., April 17, 1938. Democrat. Rancher; construction business; motel owner; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1960-68; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1965-68; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1968; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1969-73. Methodist. Member, Elks; Jaycees. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of B. F. Barnes and Ina B. (Carrigan) Barnes; married, July 26, 1971, to Nancy Sayres.
  Sam E. Bateman (born c.1880) — of Celina, Collin County, Tex. Born in Texas, about 1880. Farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives 43rd District, 1925-29. Burial location unknown.
  J. W. E. H. Beck (born c.1878) — of De Kalb, Bowie County, Tex. Born in Georgia, about 1878. Democrat. Physician; farmer; member of Texas state senate 1st District, 1929-33. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Beck (born c.1819) — of Navasota, Grimes County, Tex. Born in Kentucky, about 1819. Farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1875, 1879-81. African ancestry. Burial location unknown.
Teel Bivins Miles Teel Bivins (1947-2009) — also known as Teel Bivins — of Amarillo, Potter County, Tex. Born in Amarillo, Potter County, Tex., November 22, 1947. Republican. Lawyer; rancher; member of Texas state senate 31st District, 1989-2004; U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, 2004-06. Episcopalian. Died, from progressive supranuclear palsy, in Amarillo, Potter County, Tex., October 26, 2009 (age 61 years, 338 days). Interment at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Lee Truscott Bivins (1916-1972) and Betty (Teel) Bivins (1919-2008).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. Department of State
  Thomas R. Bond (born c.1872) — of Terrell, Kaufman County, Tex. Born in Texas, about 1872. Lawyer; farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives 52nd District, 1929. Burial location unknown.
  Van Brookshire (b. 1967) — of Coldspring, San Jacinto County, Tex. Born May 9, 1967. Republican. Builder; rancher; candidate in primary for Texas state senate 3rd District, 2000; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 2002; candidate for Texas state house of representatives 12th District, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  John Morehead Brower (1845-1913) — also known as John M. Brower — of Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C.; Boswell, Choctaw County, Okla. Born in Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., July 19, 1845. Republican. Merchant; tobacco grower; member of North Carolina state senate, 1876-78; postmaster at Mt. Airy, N.C., 1882-85; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1887-91; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1896-98. Died in Paris, Lamar County, Tex., August 5, 1913 (age 68 years, 17 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Mt. Airy, N.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Lafayette Camp (1828-1891) — of Gilmer, Upshur County, Tex. Born in Jefferson County, Ala., February 20, 1828. Democrat. Planter; lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1872; member of Texas state senate, 1875-78; district judge in Texas, 1878-84. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., July 16, 1891 (age 63 years, 146 days). Interment at Dignowitty Cemetery, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Father of John Lafayette Camp Jr. (1855-1918).
  Camp County, Tex. is named for him.
  Walter Marion Chandler (1867-1935) — also known as Walter M. Chandler — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Yazoo County, Miss., December 8, 1867. Cowboy; school teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1913-19, 1921-23; defeated (Republican), 1918, 1922, 1923, 1924. Died, from a heart attack and intestinal malady, in Post-Graduate Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 16, 1935 (age 67 years, 98 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of King David Chandler and Mary Frances (Harrison) Chandler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Larry Ed Combest (b. 1945) — also known as Larry Combest — of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Tex. Born in Memphis, Hall County, Tex., March 20, 1945. Republican. Farmer; legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. John Tower, 1971-78; U.S. Representative from Texas 19th District, 1985-2003; resigned 2003; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988. Methodist. Member, Kappa Alpha Order. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Mac Thornberry
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  R. W. Currin — of Hopkins County, Tex. Democrat. Farmer; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1957. Still living as of 1957.
  James Wesley Duncan (1868-1933) — also known as J. W. Duncan — of Kaufman, Kaufman County, Tex. Born in Claiborne County, Tenn., December 18, 1868. Republican. Farmer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1924, 1932. Died in Kaufman County, Tex., December 31, 1933 (age 65 years, 13 days). Interment at Kaufman Cemetery, Kaufman, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William Marshall Duncan (1848-1919) and Sarah Jane (Simmons) Duncan (1851-1918); married, October 27, 1887, to Martha Jane Lewis (1870-1911); married to Ethel Land (1882-1951).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Bacon Fall (1861-1944) — also known as Albert B. Fall — of Three Rivers, Otero County, N.M. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., November 26, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; member of New Mexico territorial House of Representatives, 1891-92; justice of New Mexico territorial supreme court, 1893; New Mexico territory attorney general, 1897; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1912-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1916; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1921-23. Convicted of bribery in 1929 for his role in the Teapot Dome oil lease scandal; served one year in prison. Died in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., November 30, 1944 (age 83 years, 4 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William R. Fall and Edmonia (Taylor) Fall; married, May 7, 1883, to Emma Garland Morgan (daughter of Simpson Harris Morgan (c.1821-1864)).
  Cross-reference: Edward L. Doheny — Frank J. Hogan — Edwin Denby
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Albert B. Fall: David H. Stratton, Tempest over Teapot Dome : The Story of Albert B. Fall — Herman B. Weisner, The Politics of Justice: A.B. Fall and the Teapot Dome Scandal
  James Winright Flanagan (1805-1887) — also known as James W. Flanagan — of Henderson, Rusk County, Tex. Born in Albemarle County, Va., September 7, 1805. Merchant; lawyer; farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1851-52; member of Texas state senate, 1856-58; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1856; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866, 1868-69; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1869-70; resigned 1870; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1869-75. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Slaveowner. Died near Longview, Gregg County, Tex., September 19, 1887 (age 82 years, 12 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Rusk County, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Flanagan and Elizabeth (Saunders) Flanagan; married 1826 to Polly (Miller) Moorman (died 1844); married to Elizabeth Ware and Elizabeth Lane; father of David Webster Flanagan (1832-1924).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Rufus Hardy (1855-1943) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born near Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss., December 16, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; Navarro County Attorney, 1880-84; district attorney, 13th District, 1884-88; district judge in Texas 13th District, 1888-96; U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 1907-23. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Died March 13, 1943 (age 87 years, 87 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Hardy and Paulina Jane (Whittaker) Hardy; married 1881 to Felicia E. Peck.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Claude Benton Hudspeth (1877-1941) — also known as Claude B. Hudspeth; C. B. Hudspeth — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born in Medina, Bandera County, Tex., May 12, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; livestock grower; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1902-06; member of Texas state senate, 1906-18; U.S. Representative from Texas 16th District, 1919-31. Died March 19, 1941 (age 63 years, 311 days). Interment at Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tex.
  Hudspeth County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Benjamin Kendrick (1857-1933) — also known as John B. Kendrick — of Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo. Born near Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex., September 6, 1857. Democrat. Rancher; member of Wyoming state senate, 1910; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1916, 1924; Honorary Vice-President, 1912; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee, 1916, 1924; Governor of Wyoming, 1915-17; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1917-33; died in office 1933. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo., November 3, 1933 (age 76 years, 58 days). Interment at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of John Harvey Kendrick and Anna (Maye) Kendrick; married, January 20, 1891, to Eula Wulfjen.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS John B. Kendrick (built 1943 at Portland, Oregon; sold 1947, scrapped 1967) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Elliott Kennemer Jr. (1908-1962) — also known as C. E. Kennemer, Jr. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., April 22, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; rancher; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940. Died in Terrell, Kaufman County, Tex., May 25, 1962 (age 54 years, 33 days). Interment at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence Erskin Kennemer (1882-1947) and Jennie Chris (Coyle) Kennemer (1885-1966); married 1937 to Lucile Christian (1907-2004); third cousin once removed of Thomas Jacob Kennamer, Charles Brents Kennamer and Franklin Elmore Kennamer; fourth cousin of Walter Judson Kennamer, Charles B. Kennamer Jr. (1908-1991) and Ralph Kennamer.
  Political family: Kennamer family of Kennamer Cove and Montgomery, Alabama.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Hamilton Latimer (c.1800-1877) — also known as Albert H. Latimer — of Texas. Born in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tenn., about 1800. Republican. Lawyer; planter; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Red River, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840-42; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; member of Texas state senate, 1849-51; Texas state comptroller, 1865-66; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1869; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1869; district judge in Texas 8th District, 1870-72. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Clarksville, Red River County, Tex., January 27, 1877 (age about 77 years). Interment at Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of James L. Latimer and Jane (Hamilton) Latimer; married 1828 to Elritta Smith; married 1833 to Elizabeth Richey; married 1857 to Mary Gattis.
  Bob Long (born c.1944) — of Bastrop, Bastrop County, Tex. Born about 1944. Republican. Minister; rancher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Willis Randolph Lovelace Jr. (1912-1965) — also known as Willis Lovelace — of Corona, Lincoln County, N.M. Born in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., February 29, 1912. Republican. Rancher; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1960. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot, in near Corona, Lincoln County, N.M., August 18, 1965 (age 53 years, 0 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Willis Randolph Lovelace (1869-1956) and Edna Marze (Rountree) Lovelace; married, November 17, 1934, to Frances Alice Holt (1911-1998).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Wadel Moursund III (1919-2002) — also known as A. W. Moursund — of Johnson City, Blanco County, Tex.; Round Mountain, Blanco County, Tex. Born in Johnson City, Blanco County, Tex., May 23, 1919. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1948-52; Blanco County Judge, 1953-59; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956; banker; insurance business; abstract and title business; rancher. Member, Freemasons. Close friend and advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson. Died in Round Mountain, Blanco County, Tex., April 22, 2002 (age 82 years, 334 days). Interment somewhere in Round Mountain, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Wadel Moursund, Jr. and Mary Frances (Stribling) Moursund; married 1941 to Mary Allen Moore.
  Frank T. O'Brien (b. 1904) — of Amarillo, Potter County, Tex. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 3, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; rancher; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Lyndon Lowell Olson Jr. (b. 1947) — of Texas. Born in 1947. Cattle rancher; banker; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1973-78; president and CEO, Travelers Insurance Holdings, and National Group Insurance Company; U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, 1997-2001. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Still living as of 2001.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Robert Treat Paine (1812-1872) — of Edenton, Chowan County, N.C.; Austin County, Tex. Born in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., February 18, 1812. Lawyer; planter; shipbuilder; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1855-57. Slaveowner. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., February 8, 1872 (age 59 years, 355 days). Interment at Brenham Cemetery, Brenham, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John William Wright Patman (1893-1976) — also known as Wright Patman — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex. Born near Hughes Springs, Cass County, Tex., August 6, 1893. Democrat. Cotton farmer; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1921-24; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1929-76; died in office 1976; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1964. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 7, 1976 (age 82 years, 214 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Texarkana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Patman and Emma (Spurlin) Patman; married, February 14, 1919, to Merle Connor; father of William Neff Patman (1927-2008).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about Wright Patman: Nancy Beck Young, Wright Patman : Populism, Liberalism, & the American Dream
  George Alexander Pattillo (1796-1871) — also known as G. A. Pattillo — of Texas. Born in Greene County, Ga., February 29, 1796. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; farmer; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1841-42; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Jasper and Jefferson, 1842-45. Member, Freemasons. Died in Bunn's Bluff, Orange County, Tex., April 2, 1871 (age 75 years, 0 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Orange County, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, March 5, 1819, to Sarah Ann Allen; married, December 18, 1859, to Sarah Mosely.
  Zane Reese (b. 1961) — of Lorenzo, Crosby County, Tex. Born September 19, 1961. Democrat. Farmer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Benjamin Glover Shields (b. 1808) — also known as Benjamin G. Shields — of Marengo County, Ala.; Falls County, Tex.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C., 1808. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1834; U.S. Representative from Alabama at-large, 1841-43; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Venezuela, 1845; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1851; planter; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1874-77. Slaveowner. Died in Texas. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel B. Shields; married to Sallie Thomas Harwell (1814-1852); married, August 4, 1853, to Elmira Ann Hall (1835-1907).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Charles Walter Stenholm (b. 1938) — also known as Charles W. Stenholm; Charlie Stenholm — of Stamford, Jones County, Tex.; Avoca, Jones County, Tex.; Abilene, Taylor County, Tex. Born in Stamford, Jones County, Tex., October 26, 1938. Democrat. Farmer; general manager, Stamford Electric Cooperative; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972 (alternate), 1996 (speaker), 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from Texas 17th District, 1979-; defeated, 2004. Lutheran. Member, Exchange Club; Lions. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Cynthia Ann 'Cindy' Watson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
Frederick A. Sterling Frederick Augustine Sterling (1876-1957) — also known as Frederick A. Sterling — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y.; Texas. Born in St. Louis, Mo., August 13, 1876. Cattle ranch manager; woollen manufacturer; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Minister to Ireland, 1927-34; Bulgaria, 1933-36; Sweden, 1938-41. Died in Washington, D.C., April 21, 1957 (age 80 years, 251 days). Interment at St. James Cemetery, Falls Church, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Canfield Sterling and Coredlia (Seavey) Sterling; married, May 21, 1921, to Dorothy Williams (1889-1950).
  Epitaph: "GOODNIGHT SWEET PRINCE / AND FLIGHTS OF ANGELS SING THEE / TO THY REST."
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. Embassy Latvia
  Benjamin Franklin Terry (1821-1861) — also known as Frank Terry — Born in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., February 18, 1821. Planter; in 1844, he was attacked by two rebellious slaves with knives and axes; railroad builder; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Shot and killed in action while leading Terry's Texas Rangers at the battle of Woodsonville (also called Rowlett's Station), in Hart County, Ky., December 17, 1861 (age 40 years, 302 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Fort Bend County, Tex.; reinterment in 1880 at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Royal Terry (1792-1877) and Sarah David (Smith) Terry (1793-1837); brother of David Smith Terry (1823-1889); married, October 12, 1841, to Mary Bingham (1821-1876).
  Political family: Runnels-Terry family of Houston, Texas.
  Terry County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thaddeus Austin Thomson (1853-1927) — also known as Thaddeus A. Thomson; Thad A. Thomson — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Burleson County, Tex., January 17, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; rancher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912; U.S. Minister to Colombia, 1913-16. Methodist. Member, Navy League. Died January 21, 1927 (age 74 years, 4 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Coke Thomson and Mary Jane Thomson; married, June 14, 1883, to Annie Eloise Anderson.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  William McClellan Thornberry (b. 1958) — also known as Mac Thornberry — of Clarendon, Donley County, Tex. Born in Clarendon, Donley County, Tex., July 15, 1958. Republican. Rancher; lawyer; legislative counsel to U.S. Rep. Thomas G. Loeffler, 1983-85; chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Larry Combest, 1985-88; U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1995-. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  John Haywood Tolbert (1837-1907) — also known as J. H. Tolbert — of Howe, Grayson County, Tex.; Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Jackson County, Tenn., January 25, 1837. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1887-93, 1899-1901 (27th District 1887-93, 8th District 1899-1901). Christian. Died February 7, 1907 (age 70 years, 13 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Nancy (Watts) Tolbert (1797-1854) and John Haywood Tolbert (1801-1854); married, January 31, 1866, to Catherine J. 'Kate' Miller (1844-1911).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Texas Legislators Past & Present
  William Giles Turley (1862-1942) — also known as William G. Turley — of near Fremont, Carter County, Mo. Born in Carter County, Mo., December 2, 1862. Democrat. School teacher; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Carter County, 1913-14. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., May 20, 1942 (age 79 years, 169 days). Interment at Pleasant Site Cemetery, Fremont, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, October 12, 1884, to Mary R. Payton (1862-1916); father of Carlisle Payton Turley (1894-1976).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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