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Thomas Maduit NELSON

(1782-1853)

NELSON, Thomas Maduit, a Representative from Virginia; born in Oak Hill, Mecklenburg County, Va., September 27, 1782; attended the common schools; commissioned a captain in the Tenth Infantry Regiment and subsequently a major in the Thirtieth and Eighteenth Infantry Regiments in the War of 1812; after the war was reduced to the grade of captain, and resigned his commission May 15, 1815; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas Gholson, Jr.; reelected to the Fifteenth Congress and served from December 4, 1816, to March 3, 1819; was not a candidate for renomination in 1818; died near Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., November 10, 1853; interment in Linwood Cemetery.

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

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