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Thomas BARTLETT, Jr.

(1808-1876)

BARTLETT, Thomas, Jr., a Representative from Vermont; born in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vt., June 18, 1808; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Groton, Vt.; moved to Lyndon, Vt., in 1836 and continued the practice of law; State’s attorney for Caledonia County 1839-1842; member of the State senate in 1841 and 1842; served in the State house of representatives in 1849, 1850, 1854, and 1855; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1850 and 1857; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Thirty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Lyndon, Vt., September 12, 1876; interment in Lyndon Town Cemetery, Lyndon Center, Vt.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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