Thomas Bibb


Thomas Bibb Famous memorial

Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Death 20 Sep 1839 (aged 57)
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Burial Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Plot Block 9, Lot 15, Space 1
Memorial ID 7418818 View Source

Alabama Governor. He received a place in American history as the second governor of the State of Alabama. Upon his brother Governor William Wyatt Bibb's death, who suddenly died in office as the First Governor of Alabama, he assumed the office as the state's Republican-Democrat governor on July 15, 1820. His term in office was relatively quiet and concerned largely with the formation of a new state's effective government while handling feuding groups within the state such as the “Georgia Faction.” While governor, acts were passed concerning the local municipal government, a state bank was established without funding, the University of Alabama was chartered, the state capital was relocated from Huntsville to the center of the state in Cahaba, and a patrol system was implemented to help prevent the escape of slaves. He called a special session of the legislature to deal with the issue of reapportionment and the need for a state census. The session adjourned without making a decision and reapportionment became a major issue in the 1821 governor's race. Not seeking for reelection, he chose to continue working to establish a functioning the state bank as the director of the Huntsville Branch and was reelected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 1828 and 1829. His term of governor ended on November 25, 1821 with the election of Israel Pickins. His family migrated from Virginia to Georgia before going to the Mississippi Territory and then to Huntsville, Alabama in 1816. In 1819 he was a member of the State Constitutional Convention and was appointed the president of the Alabama State Senate, hence became governor upon his brother's death. He was married to Parmelia Thompson.

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  • Added: 6 May 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Bibb (8 May 1782–20 Sep 1839), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7418818, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .