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Philip Rootes THOMPSON

(1766-1837)

THOMPSON, Philip Rootes, a Representative from Virginia; born near Fredericksburg, Va., March 26, 1766; was educated by private tutors; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fairfax, Va.; member of the State house of delegates 1793-1797; elected as a Republican to the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1807); resumed the practice of law; died in Kanawha County, Va. (now West Virginia), July 27, 1837; interment at Coals Mouth (now St. Albans), W.Va.

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

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