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Thomas Banks Cabaniss

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia, United States
Death: August 14, 1915 (79)
Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Elbridge Gerry Cabaniss and Sarah Ann Cabaniss
Husband of Mary E. Cabaniss
Father of Mary Akin Cabaniss; Lois Peebles; May Cabaniss; Tom Cabaniss and Howard Cabaniss
Brother of Mary Ann Battle; George Augustus Berrien Cabaniss; Eliza Jane Peeples; Henry Harrison Cabaniss; Sallie Peeples Cabaniss and 1 other

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About Thomas Banks Cabaniss

Thomas Banks Cabaniss (August 31, 1835 – August 14, 1915) was a United States Representative from Georgia.


Born in Forsyth, Georgia, he attended private schools and Penfield College, was graduated from the University of Georgia in 1853, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1861. He entered the Confederate States Army on April 1, 1861, and served throughout the Civil War, after which he returned to Forsyth and commenced the practice of law.

He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1865 to 1867 and was appointed assistant secretary of the Georgia Senate in 1870 and secretary in 1873. He resigned to become Solicitor General of the Flint circuit, which office he held until 1877; he served in the Georgia Senate from 1878 to 1880 and 1884 to 1886.

Thomas Cabaniss was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1895; he was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1894, and was appointed a member of the Dawes Commission to adjust affairs in the Indian Territory. He was mayor of Forsyth in 1910 and judge of the city court in 1913 and 1914. He died in Forsyth in 1915; interment was in Oakland Cemetery in that same city.

Cabaniss' cousin, Thomas Chipman McRae of Arkansas, was also a U.S. Representative.

Congressman, Sixth Congressional District of Georgia

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Thomas Banks Cabaniss's Timeline

August 31, 1835
Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia, United States
April 6, 1876
Age 40
Georgia, USA
November 18, 1879
Age 44
Geoirgia, USA
August 14, 1915
Age 79
Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia, United States