THOMAS, Albert

THOMAS, Albert
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


THOMAS, Albert, (husband of Lera Millard Thomas), a 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 Veterans' Administration Cemetery, Houston, Tex.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Lyndon B. Johnson Library

Austin, TX
Oral History: With Mrs. Albert (Lera) Thomas. October 11, 1968. 32 pages. Description in library.

Rice University Library
Woodson Research Center

Houston, TX
Papers: 1937-1965, 8 cubic feet. The Albert Thomas Collection contains speeches, correspondence, reports, and photographs. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Stephen F. Austin State University
Ralph W. Steen Library

Nacogdoches, TX
Papers: In the Albert and Lera Millard Thomas Letters, 1915-1960, 3 linear feet. The majority of this collection contains letters from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard, starting in 1915 up to their marriage in 1922. There are also many letters from Lera and her daughters during a European trip they took together in 1954, but only a few photos of Albert Thomas and friends at Rice University. The rest of the collection consists of miscellaneous letters, telegrams and cards. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 89th Congress, 2d session, 1966. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Albert Thomas, late a Representative from Texas. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1966.

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