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Thomas CLAIBORNE

(1780-1856)

CLAIBORNE, Thomas, (son of Thomas Claiborne [1749-1812] and brother of John Claiborne), a Representative from Tennessee; born near Petersburg, Brunswick County, Va., May 17, 1780; attended the common schools in Virginia; served as major on the staff of Gen. Andrew Jackson in the Creek War; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Nashville, Tenn., in 1807; served for some years in the general assembly of Tennessee; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); resumed the practice of law in Nashville, where he died January 7, 1856; interment in Nashville City Cemetery.

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

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