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Thomas SHANNON

(1786-1843)

SHANNON, Thomas, (brother of Wilson Shannon), a Representative from Ohio; born in Washington County, Pa., November 15, 1786; attended the public schools; moved to Ohio with his parents, who settled in Belmont County in 1800; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, in 1812 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; during the War of 1812 served as captain of Belmont County Company in Colonel Delong’s regiment; member of the Ohio house of representatives 1819-1822, 1824, and 1825; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David Jennings and served from December 4, 1826, to March 3, 1827; was not a candidate for renomination in 1827; returned to Barnesville, Ohio, and became a leaf-tobacco merchant; served in the state senate 1829 and 1837-1841; died in Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, March 16, 1843; interment in Green Mount Cemetery.

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

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