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Thomas Ash TOMLINSON

(1802-1872)

TOMLINSON, Thomas Ash, a Representative from New York; born in New York City in March 1802; attended the schools of Champlain and Plattsburgh, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Keeseville, N.Y., in 1823; mill owner and dealer in lands; served as colonel in the State militia; member of the State assembly in 1835 and 1836; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); resumed the practice of law and also engaged in the real estate business; unsuccessful for election to the United States Senate in 1859; died in Keeseville, N.Y., June 18, 1872; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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