THOMAS, Albert (1898-1966)

Democrat of Texas

8th congressional district

Served in House 1937-1966

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Biography

THOMAS, Albert, (husband of Lera Millard Thomas), Representative from Texas; born in Nacogdoches, Tex., April 12, 1898; attended the public schools; during the First World War served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army; was graduated from Rice Institute, Houston, Tex., in 1920 and from the law department of the University of Texas at Austin in 1926; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and began practice in Nacogdoches, Tex.; county attorney of Nacogdoches County, Tex., 1927-1930; assistant United States district attorney for the southern district of Texas 1930-1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1937, until his death in Washington, D.C., on February 15, 1966; chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Seventy-sixth Congress); interment in VeteransÂ’ Administration Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
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