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Thomas Scales PLOWMAN

(1843-1919)

PLOWMAN, Thomas Scales, a Representative from Alabama; born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., June 8, 1843; attended the common schools; joined the Confederate Army in May 1862 as a member of Company F, Fifty-first Alabama Cavalry; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits in Talladega, Ala.; elected mayor in 1872 and served three terms; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888; for a number of years president of the First National Bank of Talladega; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1897, to February 9, 1898, when he was succeeded by William F. Aldrich, who contested his election; member and chairman of the Talladega County Jury Commission in 1910 and 1911; member of the State senate in 1912; first president of the Bankhead Highway; died in Talladega, Ala., July 26, 1919; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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