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Thaddeus Thomson Hutcheson, Sr. (1915-1986) was a Houston attorney who became the Republican candidate in the 1957 special election to fill Senator Price Daniel’s seat when he vacated to become the Governor of Texas. Hutcheson won 23 percent of the votes, but lost to Ralph Yarborough, who was Daniel’s gubernatorial primary opponent. The 1957 election was the only political race Hutcheson would enter.
Hutcheson served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as a Lieutenant Commander assigned to the Destroyer Escort U.S.S. Swayze. He was a partner in his father’s law practice in Houston along with his older brother, Palmer Hutcheson, Jr., and cousin, Thomas Taliaferro. The firm was known as Hutcheson, Taliaferro & Hutcheson, and subsequently became Hutcheson and Grundy.