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Thomas Gholson, Jr
Birth: c. 1780
Brunswick
Brunswick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1816
Brunswick
Brunswick County
Virginia, USA

US Congressman from Virgina. Admitted to the bar in his native Brunswick County, he took an early interest in politics and was a member of the State House of Delegates from 1806 to 1809. In 1808 he won a special election to the US House of Representatives to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Clairborne; he was subsequently elected to the Eleventh and three succeeding Congresses, representing Virginia's 17th District until his death in office. During the War of 1812 Gholson was a volunteer aide on the staff of General Peter Buell Porter and was wounded in the defense of Washington DC in 1814; he died from the long-term effects of his injuries. His nephew, James Herbert Gholson, was also a US Congressman. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Gholson Family Cemetery
Brunswick
Brunswick County
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Oct 09, 2001
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