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Thomas Manson NORWOOD

(1830-1913)
Senate Years of Service:
1871-1877
Party:
Democrat

NORWOOD, Thomas Manson, a Senator and a Representative from Georgia; born in Talbot County, Ga., April 26, 1830; pursued an academic course; graduated from Emory College, Oxford, Ga., in 1850; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Savannah, Ga.; member, State house of representatives 1861-1862; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1868; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from November 14, 1871, to March 3, 1877; resumed the practice of law in Savannah, Ga.; elected as a Representative to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); again resumed the practice of law; appointed judge of the city court of Savannah in 1896 and served twelve years; retired to his country home, ”Hancock Hall,” near Savannah, Ga., and died there June 19, 1913, interment in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.

Bibliography

Bragg, William Harris. “The Junius of Georgia Redemption: Thomas M. Norwood and the ‘Nemesis’ Letters.” Georgia Historical Quarterly 77 (Spring 1993): 86-122; Norwood, Thomas M. A True Vindication of the South, in a Review of American History. Savannah: Braid & Hutton, 1917.

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

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