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Thomas CROXTON

(1822-1903)

CROXTON, Thomas, a Representative from Virginia; born in Tappahannock, Essex County, Va., March 8, 1822; attended the primary schools and the Tappahannock and Rappahannock Academies; was graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1842; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Tappahannock, Essex County, Va.; served as attorney for the Commonwealth from 1852 to 1865, when he resigned; during the Civil War served on the staff of Gen. George E. Pickett; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected judge of Essex County, Va., and served from 1892 until his resignation in 1901; died in Tappahannock, Va., July 3, 1903; interment in St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard.

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

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