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Christopher TOMPKINS

(1780-1858)

TOMPKINS, Christopher, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Green County, Ky., March 24, 1780; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Glasgow; member of the State house of representatives in 1805; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1835); again a member of the State house of representatives in 1835 and 1836; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1837; resumed the practice of law; died in Glasgow, Barren County, Ky., August 9, 1858; interment in the family burying ground at Glasgow.

Bibliography

Doutrich, Paul E., III. “A Pivotal Decision: The 1824 Gubernatorial Election in Kentucky.” Filson Club Historical Quarterly 56 (January 1982): 14-29.

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

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