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Thomas GLASCOCK

(1790-1841)

GLASCOCK, Thomas, a Representative from Georgia; born in Augusta, Ga., October 21, 1790; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Augusta; delegate to the constitutional convention in 1798; captain of Volunteers in the War of 1812; served with the rank of brigadier general in the Seminole War in 1817; member of the State house of representatives 1821, 1823, 1831, 1834, 1839, serving as speaker in 1833 and 1834; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John W.A. Sanford; reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from October 5, 1835, to March 3, 1839; chairman, Committee on Militia (Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses); retired from public life; lived in Decatur, Ga. until his death there May 19, 1841; interment in the City Cemetery, Augusta, Ga.

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

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