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Thomas Jefferson WORD

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WORD, Thomas Jefferson, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Surry County, N.C., birth date unknown; member of the State house of commons in 1832; moved to Mississippi and settled in Pontotoc, Pontotoc County; contested the election of Samuel J. Gholson to the Twenty-fifth Congress, and the election was set aside by the House; subsequently elected as a Whig to fill the vacancy caused by this action (May 30, 1838-March 3, 1839); death date unknown.

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

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