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George Western Thompson

  • Birth 14 May 1806 Saint Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 24 Feb 1888 Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Elm Grove, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7617808

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, in 1824, studied law in Richmond, Virginia, was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced to practice law in St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1828. Moving to West Virginia in 1837, he was appointed deputy postmaster at Wheeling in 1838, was on a commission to settle jurisdiction of the Ohio River between Virginia and Ohio and was appointed by President Polk US Attorney for the western district of Virginia, (1848-50). In 1851, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress and served until his resignation in 1852. He then was elected judge of the Circuit Court of Virginia, serving (1852-61). Retiring to his estate near Wheeling, West Virginia, he remained there until his death at age 81.

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George W. Thompson
BORN MAY 14, 1806
DIED FEBRUARY 24, 1888

front side of the stone:
PROFOUND SCHOLAR AN ASLE AUTHOR
AND DISTINGUISHED JURIST. HE ENJOYED
THE RESPECT OF HIS CONSTITUENTS
AND DEVOTED LOVE OF HIS FAMILY.
HE SERVED WITH GREAT DISTINCTION
IN CONGRESS AND UPON THE JUDICIAL BENCH.


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  • Added: 25 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7617808
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Western Thompson (14 May 1806–24 Feb 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7617808, citing Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .