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Thomas Moore PASCHAL

(1845-1919)

PASCHAL, Thomas Moore, a Representative from Texas; born in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., December 15, 1845; moved with his parents to San Antonio, Tex., in 1846; educated in private schools; attended St. Mary’s College, San Antonio, Tex.; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1866; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in San Antonio; city attorney in 1867; United States commissioner for the western district of Texas 1867-1869; judge of the district criminal court for San Antonio in 1870 and 1871; moved to Castroville, Tex., in 1870; district attorney of the twenty-fourth district 1871-1875; moved to Brackett, King County, in 1873; elected judge of the thirty-eighth judicial district in 1876; reelected in 1880 and 1884, and served until 1892; appointed by Governor Coke as extradition agent between the United States and Mexico in 1876 and reappointed by Governor Roberts in 1880; returned to Castroville in 1885; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1894; resumed the practice of law in San Antonio, Tex.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; died in New York City, January 28, 1919; interment in Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, Tex.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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