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Thomas GHOLSON, Jr.

(1816)

GHOLSON, Thomas, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in Brunswick, Brunswick County, Va., birth date unknown; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Brunswick County, Va.; member of the State house of delegates, 1806-1809; elected as a Republican to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Claiborne; reelected to the Eleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (November 7, 1808-July 4, 1816); chairman, Committee on Claims (Twelfth Congress); died on July 4, 1816, in Brunswick County, Va..

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

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