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Judge Thomas W. Clagett
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1815
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1876
Lee County
Iowa, USA

THOMAS W. CLAGETT Born in Prince George County, Maryland, August 30, 1815. He received a liberal education at Bladensburg Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar and entered upon the practice of his profession. He served two terms in the House of the Maryland Legislature as a Whig. In 1850 he removed to Iowa, locating at Keokuk, where he practiced law and became editor of the Keokuk Constitution. When the Whig party disappeared Mr. Clagett united with the Democrats and in 1857 was elected judge of the First District. In 1859 he was elected to the House of the Eighth General Assembly and at once became one of the leading members. He served in the extra session of May, 1861, called to organize the military forces of the State for the Civil War. Judge Clagett took a deep interest in fine stock and general farming and was one of the founders of the Lee County Agricultural Society and in 1853 he also helped to organize the State Agricultural Society and was its president for four years. He was a man of generous impulses and fine social qualities. Judge Clagett died in Keokuk on the 15th of April, 1876.

Source: History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/Volume 4

Judge never at a loss for a foul word

Family links: 
  Thomas Clagett (1791 - 1873)
  Susan Guigir Harry Clagett (1814 - 1843)
  George Harry Clagett (1836 - 1861)*
  William Horace Clagett (1838 - 1901)*
  Thomas Clagett (1840 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block E
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Record added: Feb 02, 2012
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Judge Thomas W. Clagett
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