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Waddy Thompson, Jr
Birth: Jan. 8, 1798
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1868
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA

U.S. Congressman. Born in Pickensville, South Carolina, he graduated from South Carolina College in 1814, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1819 and began a law practice in Edgefield, South Carolina. He was a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, (1826-29), solicitor of the western circuit in 1830 and a Brigadier General in the South Carolina Militia in 1832. In 1885, he was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Warren R. Davis, reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses, serving until 1841. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and US Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico, serving (1842-44). After leaving as US Minister, he moved to Florida, engaged in planting cotton, was appointed by the Florida Legislature a solicitor general of a circuit in 1868 and served until his death at age 70. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Waddy Thompson (1769 - 1845)
  Eliza Blackburn Thompson (____ - 1830)
 
 Spouses:
  Emmala Elizabeth Butler Thompson (1800 - 1848)*
  Cornelia A. Jones Thompson (____ - 1901)*
 
 Sibling:
  Waddy Thompson (1798 - 1868)
  Henry Tazwell Thompson (1812 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 19, 2003
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