Thomas Boles

Thomas Boles

Birth
Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas, USA
Death 13 Mar 1905 (aged 67)
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 7121019 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He taught school for several years, was Sheriff of Yell County in 1858 and deputy clerk of the circuit court of Yell County, (1859-60). He studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1860, commenced practice in Danville, Arkansas and served as a Captain in Company E, 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Volunteer Cavalry, Union Army, during the Civil War. After the war, he was judge of the fourth judicial circuit, (1865-68). In 1868, he was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress, reelected to the Forty-first Congress and successfully contested the election of John Edwards to the Forty-second Congress, serving until 1873. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law, was appointed receiver of the land office at Dardanelle by President Hayes in 1878 and was United States Marshal for the western district of Arkansas, (1881-89). He was clerk of the United States Circuit Court for the Eighth Judicial Circuit from 1897, until his death at age 67.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 26 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7121019
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Boles (16 Jul 1837–13 Mar 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7121019, citing Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .