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About Thomas Gholson, Jr.
GHOLSON, Thomas, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in Brunswick, Brunswick County, Va., birth date unknown; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Brunswick County, Va.; member of the State house of delegates, 1806-1809; elected as a Republican to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Claiborne; reelected to the Eleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (November 7, 1808-July 4, 1816); chairman, Committee on Claims (Twelfth Congress); died on July 4, 1816, in Brunswick County, Va..
He was born in Orange County, Virginia in 1780, the son of Thomas Gholson and Jane Parry. He died on July 4, 1816, in Brunswick County, Virginia from the effects of a wound, received while serving several years previously as volunteer aide on the staff of General Peter Buell Porter, in the War of 1812, during the attack of the British on Washington, D.C. Married Anne Yates, 3 children.