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Lawyer

Thomas Campbell Ferguson, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1929, United States Supreme Court. Member Christian Church; Member of 40 and 8, American Legion, Sons Confederacy, Sons Republic Texas, Burnet County History Commission, Supreme Court History Society, Texas History Foundation, Texas State History Society, National History Association, Texas Bar Foundation, Burnet County Bar Association, State Bar Texas, Masons.

Background

Ferguson, Thomas Campbell was born on September 3, 1906 in Roswell, New Mexico, United States. Son of William Marion and Martha Ann (Harvey) Ferguson.

Education

Graduated from the high school.

Career

Owner-editor Liberty Hill Index, 1921—1923, Blanco Courier, 1923—1924. Public Burnet Bulletin, Texas, 1924—1926. Floor foreman, advertising manager Superior Sun, Arizona, 1926—1927, deputy district clerk Burnet County, 1927—1928.

Private practice Burnet, since 1929. City attorney, 1932—1936, Marble Falls, Texas, 1930—1942, 1963—1966, Johnson City, 1963—1968. Special counsel, County of Burnet, 1932—1938.

Attorney Home Owners Loan Corporation. County judge, Burnet County, 1945—1947. District judge 33d Judicial District Texas, 1947—1960.

Retired; senior district judge. Chairman State Board Insurance, 1961—1962. Member Burnet County School Board, 1934—1941.

Chairman Defense Bond sales Burnet County, 1941—1942. County officer United Service Organizations, 1940—1942. County chairman American Red Cross, 1946—1947.

Adult scouter Boy Scout program194, 1940—1980. Chairman Burnet County Democratic Committee, 1928—1930. Member Texas House Representatives, 1931—1932, State Democratic Executive Committee 10th District, 1933—1934.

Mayor, Burnet, 1939—1943. Board directors Lower Colorado River Authority, 1935—1937, 1945, 1965—1971. Chairman advisory board registrants Selective Service System Burnet County, 1939—1947.

Served United States Army, 1942-1945.

Achievements

  • Bar: Texas 1929, United States Supreme Court.

Membership

Member Burnet County School Board, 1934-1941. Member Texas House of Representatives, 1931-1932. Member State Democratic Executive Committee from 10th District, 1933-1934.

Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member State Bar Texas, Burnet County Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, National History Association, Texas State History Society, Texas History Foundation, Supreme Court History Society, Burnet County History Commission, Sonsof Republic of Texas, Sons of Confederacy, American Legion, 40 and 8, various genealogical and history associations and family fellowships. Member Christian Church.

Connections

Married Vera Elizabeth Foster, April 20, 1930 (deceased 1982). Married Edythe F. Foster, September 5, 1987.

father:
William Marion Ferguson

mother:
Martha Ann (Harvey) Ferguson

spouse:
Vera Elizabeth Foster

spouse:
Edythe F. Foster