THOMAS, Albert, (1898 - 1966)


Photograph, ca. 1950, Collection of 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.