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Thomas Bacon FUGATE

(1899-1980)

FUGATE, Thomas Bacon, a Representative from Virginia; born near Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tenn., April 10, 1899; attended the public schools of Tennessee; student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1917 and at the Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tenn., in 1918; moved to Rose Hill, Va., in 1921 and engaged in the mercantile business; engaged in the hardware business at Ewing, Va., 1936-1940; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the Virginia house of delegates 1928-1930; became president of the Peoples Bank of Ewing in 1935, director, Virginia-Tennessee Farm Bureau, Inc., in 1936, and president of Ewing Live Stock Co., Inc., in 1938; member of Virginia Board of Public Welfare 1937-1947; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1944; member of Constitutional Convention of Virginia in 1945; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; banker and farmer; was a resident of Ewing, Va., where he died September 22, 1980; interment in Richmond Cemetery, Ewing, Va.

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

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