Senfronia Thompson

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Senfronia Thompson
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 141st district
Assumed office
January 11, 1983
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 89th district
In office
January 9, 1973 – January 11, 1983
Personal details
Born (1939-01-01) January 1, 1939 (age 80)
Booth, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceHouston, Texas, U.S.
Alma materTexas Southern University, University of Houston
ProfessionAttorney, Educator

Senfronia Calpernia Thompson (born January 1, 1939) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 141st District since 1972.

Thompson is the former Dean of Women Legislators in Texas. She has been elected to 23 terms in office.[1] Thompson also advises the United Negro College Fund in Texas.


Thompson was born in Booth, Texas and raised in Houston.[2]

She holds multiple advanced college degrees. A Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master's degree in education from Texas Southern University; a Juris Doctor from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law; and a Master of Law in International Law from the University of Houston. Thompson has two adult children, one grandson, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.[1]

She represents HD 141, which covers northeast Houston and the Humble area. In 1983, Texas Monthly magazine classified Thompson, along with Kae T. Patrick of San Antonio and Erwin Barton of Pasadena, as "Used Furniture", meaning among the most inconsequential of legislators in that particular session.[3]

Thompson is the dean of women legislators, having served longer in the legislature than any other woman and African-American woman in Texas history. A Houston attorney, Thompson is serving her twentieth term in the Texas House of Representatives.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Senfronia Thompson. Biography Texas House of Representatives. 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013
  2. ^ "Senfronia Calpernia Thompson". Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Archived from the original on February 21, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Paul Burka (July 1983). "The Ten Best and The Ten Worst Legislators". Texas Monthly. Retrieved February 19, 2019.

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