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Albert Clifton THOMPSON

(1842-1910)

THOMPSON, Albert Clifton, a Representative from Ohio; born in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa., January 23, 1842; attended the common schools and Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa.; studied law; served in the Union Army during the Civil War as second lieutenant of Company B, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; promoted to captain of Company K in the same regiment November 28, 1861, and served until March 23, 1863, when he was discharged on account of wounds received in the second Battle of Bull Run; resumed the study of law; was admitted to the bar December 13, 1864, and commenced practice in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1865; elected probate judge of Scioto County, Ohio, in October 1869; elected common pleas judge of the seventh judicial district of Ohio in October 1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890; resumed the practice of law; appointed by President McKinley chairman of the commission to revise and codify the criminal and penal laws of the United States June 21, 1897; appointed United States judge for the southern district of Ohio September 13, 1898, and served until his death in Cincinnati, Ohio, on January 26, 1910; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Ohio.

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

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