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Thomas James Duncan FULLER

(1808-1876)

FULLER, Thomas James Duncan, a Representative from Maine; born in Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vt., March 17, 1808; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Calais, Maine; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1857); chairman, Committee on Commerce (Thirty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; appointed by President Buchanan as Second Auditor of the Treasury and served from April 15, 1857, to August 3, 1861; engaged in the practice of law before the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Claims in Washington, D.C.; died, while on a visit to his son, near Upperville, Fauquier County, Va., February 13, 1876; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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

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