John Lewis Thomas

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John Lewis Thomas

John Lewis Thomas (born May 20, 1835 in Baltimore , Maryland , †  October 15, 1893 ) was an American politician . Between 1865 and 1867 he represented the state of Maryland in the US House of Representatives .


John Thomas attended public schools in his home country. After a subsequent law degree and his admission as a lawyer in 1856, he began to work in Cumberland in this profession. In 1856 and 1857 he was the city's legal advisor. In 1857 Thomas moved his law firm and residence to Baltimore, where he was a city attorney between 1860 and 1862. From 1863 to 1865 he worked as a public prosecutor. In 1863 he took part in a constitutional convention of his state as a delegate.

After the resignation of the House of Representatives Edwin Hanson Webster , Thomas was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC at the by-election due for the second seat of Maryland , where he took up his new mandate on December 4, 1865. By March 3, 1867, he ended the current legislative period in Congress . During this time he became a member of the Republican Party . In 1866 he was defeated in the desired re-election as their candidate to the Democrat Stevenson Archer . His time in Congress was marked by the quarrels between his new party and President Andrew Johnson .

Between 1869 and 1873 and again from 1877 to 1882 Thomas was in charge of customs in the port of Baltimore. He died on October 15, 1893 in Baltimore, where he was also buried.

Web links

  • John Lewis Thomas in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)