Judge R.E. Thomason - 1960

Judge R.E. Thomason - 1960

Robert Ewing Thomason (May 30, 1879 – November 8, 1973) was a Texas politician, a member and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, the mayor of El Paso, a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Ewing_Thomason

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Source: Herald Post

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"According to C. L. Sonnichson in book Pass of the North, Vol. 2, p. 16 Mayor Thomason advocated for creation of airport in El Paso, TX." - Eva Ross

Attended hanging ofTom Lea's portrait of Sam Rayburn in east entrance of Rayburn House Office Building in DC with Congressman Richard C. White. See Tom Lea, HIs Life and Work by Evan Haywood Antone, published by Texas Western Press, p. 62.

He wrote autobiography. Robert Ewing Thomason: Autobiography of a Federal Judge, ed. Joseph M. Ray, El Paso, 1974.

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