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Thomas Elisha WINN

(1839-1925)

WINN, Thomas Elisha, a Representative from Georgia; born near Athens, Clarke County, Ga., May 21, 1839; attended Carrollton (Ga.) Masonic Institute, and was graduated from Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va., in 1860; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in Alpharetta, Milton County, Ga.; solicitor of the county court of Milton County; entered the Confederate Army as a first lieutenant in 1861; promoted to captain, afterward, a major, and finally a lieutenant colonel, Twenty-fourth Regiment, Georgia Infantry, and served with Lee’s army until the close of the Civil War; engaged in agricultural pursuits in 1868; county school commissioner of Gwinnett County from 1876 to 1890, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); did not seek renomination in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits in Greene County, Ga.; died in Atlanta, Ga., on June 5, 1925; interment in Ridge Grove Cemetery, near Greensboro, Greene County, Ga.

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

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