Thomas Hannibal Good


Thomas Hannibal Good

Jasper County, Texas, USA
Death 20 Sep 1908 (aged 55)
Burkeville, Newton County, Texas, USA
Burial Burkeville, Newton County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 38082043 View Source

Judge T. H. Good, Representative from the Thirty-fourth district, composed of Jasper, Newton, and San Augustine counties, was born in Jasper, Jasper county, Texas, February 4, 1853.

His father, Hannibal Good, was a Virginian by birth; came to Texas in 1832; settled in Jasper county; was a soldier in the revolution of 1835-6, that secured Texan independence, and in the war of 1846 between the United States and Mexico, and died in Jasper county.

His mother, Mrs. Julia A. Hennington Good, died at Yoakum, Texas.

Judge Good left home at about fifteen years of age; learned the printer's trade; set type from 1869 to about 1875 in Dallas, Gal- veston, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and other principal Texas towns; studied law; was admitted to the bar at the December term of the district court at Woodville, Tyler county, Texas, in 1888, and since that time has practiced at Burkville in that county; he has been of leading counsel in some of the most important cases tried in that section of the state and Western Louisiana, and is considered one of the ablest lawyers in the First Judicial district of Texas. Before taking up the study of law he was at various!times editor of Texas papers; among others, established the Newton County Record, published at Jasper, and the Tyler County Record, published at Colmesneil, and, being a graceful and trenchant writer, did much effective work through the columns of his papers for the Democratic party and the cause of good government. Since his advent to the bar, while his practice has required the greater part ol his attention, he has found time to take the stump in the defense of Democratic principles and in the interest of Democratic nominees in every campaign,

He was elected to and served in the Twenty-fourth Legislature took an active and distinguished part in the deliberations of that body, and in 1896 was re-elected to the House of the Twenty-fifth Legislature by a majority at the polls of more than 500 votes, notwithstanding the Populists and Republicans put out a fusion ticket in the district and made every exertion to accomplish his defeat. He believes that every platform pledge made by the Democratic party in the late campaign should be redeemed at this session by appropriate legislation and has worked earnestly to that end. He has always been a Democrat, never scratched a Democratic ticket in his life and has contributed liberally both of his time and money to his party.

He was married' at Burkville, June 29, 1876, to Miss Frankie Beatrice Seastrunk, daughter of Dr. T, R. Seastrunk, long a resident of that place. They have five children: Effie Beatrice, Thomas R., Robert J., Lela M. and John H.

Judge Good is Chairman of the House Committee on Counties and County Boundaries and a member of the following committees: Judiciary No. 2, Constitutional Amendments, and Judicial Districts.

Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment By E. H. Loughery Published by McLeod & Jackson, printers, 1897 Original from the New York Public Library Digitized Jun 15, 2007

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