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Rep. Thomas Blanton

Former Representative for Texas’s 17th District

Blanton was the representative for Texas’s 17th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1931 to 1936.

He was previously the representative for Texas’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 1927 to 1931; the representative for Texas’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 1925 to 1927; the representative for Texas’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 1923 to 1925; the representative for Texas’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 1919 to 1923; and the representative for Texas’s 16th congressional district as a Democrat from 1917 to 1919.

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Blanton faced an allegation of inserting a document in Congressional Record containing indecent and obscene language on October 22, 1921. On Oct. 27, 1921, he was censured (“resolution of reprimand and censure”), 293-0. On Oct. 28, 1921, apologized.

Oct. 27, 1921 Censured (“resolution of reprimand and censure”), 293-0.
Oct. 28, 1921 Apologized.

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