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George Morgan THOMAS

(1828-1914)

THOMAS, George Morgan, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Poplar Flat, Lewis County, Ky., November 23, 1828; educated in the common schools; taught school two years; was school commissioner from 1850 to 1859; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and practiced; elected prosecuting attorney of Lewis County in 1854 and served for four years; a member of the State house of representatives 1859-1863; Commonwealth attorney for the tenth judicial district 1862-1868; county judge in 1868; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 1871; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1872 and 1873; circuit judge of the fourteenth judicial district 1874-1880; United States district attorney 1881-1885; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); appointed Solicitor of Internal Revenue by President McKinley on May 20, 1897, and served until May 31, 1901; died in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., January 7, 1914; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

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