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The Fearless Fifty-Nine, Thomas Jefferson Gazley

Thomas Jefferson Gazley was the 35 year old Mina representative. Gazley was a practicing physician before moving to Texas. Once he settled here in 1828, he applied for a license to practice medicine in San Felipe de Austin. He became a surgeon in Michael R. Goheen’s company in the Texas Army for a short time in 1835. Prior to the Convention, he was also appointed as a member of the subcommittee of safety and vigilance for the District of Bastrop. Once the Convention ended, he moved to Houston where he became a law partner of John Birdsall and got elected from Harrisburg County to the House of the Second Congress of the republic.