Thomas Pryor Gore Edit Profile
At age of 8 lost left eye by being accidentally struck with a stick by a playmate and at 11 lost right eye by an arrow from a cross bow. Graduate normal school, Walthall, Mississippi, 1890. B.L., Cumberland U., 1892, Doctor of Laws, 1921.
Admitted to bar, 1892.
Taught school, 1890-1891. Nominated for state legislature, 1891, but withdrew on account of minority as to age. Began practice in Mississippi, 1892.
Removed to Texas, 1896. Delegate Populist National Convention, St. Louis, 1896. Nominated for Congress by People’s party, 6th District, Texas, 1898 (defeated).
Joined Democratic party, 1899, and campaigned in South Dakot, 1900 and in Illinois, Ohio, New York and Indiana, 1904. Removed to Oklahoma, 1901. Member Territorial Council, 1903-1905.
United States Senator from the admission of Oklahoma as a state, 1907-March 4, 1921, reëlected for term 1931-1937. Delegate-at-large Democratic National Convention 1912, 1928 and 1936, member Executive Committee Democratic National Committee, 1912-1916. In charge bureau of organization for Democratic National Committee, 1912.
Member of the United States Rural Credits Commission, 1913. Member Joint Committee on Short Time Rural Credits, 1921-1922. Knights of Pythias, Moose, Elk.
Married Nina Kay, December 27, 1900.