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Thomas CLAIBORNE

(1749-1812)

CLAIBORNE, Thomas, (father of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne [1780-1856], uncle of Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne and William Charles Cole Claiborne, granduncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, and great-great-great-great granduncle of Corinne Claiborne Boggs), a Representative from Virginia; born in Brunswick County, Va., February 1, 1749; member of the State house of delegates 1783-1788; served as colonel in command of the Brunswick County Militia in 1789; sheriff of Brunswick County 1789-1792; member of the State senate 1790-1792; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress; reelected as a Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1799); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1805); died on his estate in Brunswick County, Va., in 1812.

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

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