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Thomas FLETCHER

(1779- )

FLETCHER, Thomas, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Westmoreland County, Pa., October 21, 1779; settled in Montgomery County, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives in 1803, 1805, and 1806; served in the War of 1812 as major of Kentucky Volunteers under General Harrison; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative James Clark (December 2, 1816-March 3, 1817); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1816; again elected a member of the State house of representatives and served in 1817, 1820, 1821, 1823, and 1825; died near Sharpsburg, Bath County, Ky.; death date unknown; interment in a private burial ground near Sharpsburg, Ky.

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

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