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Thomas Bibb

  • Birth 8 May 1782 Amelia County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 20 Sep 1839 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
  • Plot Block 5, Row 3
  • Memorial ID 7418818

Alabama Governor. Moving to Georgia with his family, he became a merchant and planter in 1811, then located to Mississippi Territory and moved to Huntsville, Alabama, in 1816. There he became a member of the Constitutional Convention, in 1819 and was president of the Alabama State Senate, in 1819. When his brother Alabama Governor William Wyatt Bibb died in office on July 10, 1820, he assumed the office as a Republican-Democrat the 2nd Governor of Alabama, on July 15, 1820, serving until November 25, 1821. While as Governor, acts were passed concerning the local municipal government, a state bank was authorized, the University of Alabama was chartered and a patrol system was implemented to help prevent the escape of slaves. Not seeking for reelection, he begin setting up the state bank and he stayed active in politics serving in the Alabama General Assembly, until his death at age 56.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 6 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7418818
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Bibb (8 May 1782–20 Sep 1839), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7418818, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .