NEWTON, Thomas, Jr.



NEWTON, Thomas, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in Norfolk, Va., November 21, 1768; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the Virginia bar and commenced practice in Norfolk; member of the Virginia state house of delegates 1796-1799; elected as a Republican to the Seventh through the Seventeenth Congresses, and reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1829); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1804 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against John Pickering, judge of the United States District Court for New Hampshire; presented credentials as an Anti-Jacksonian Member-elect to the Twenty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1829, until March 9, 1830, when he was succeeded by George Loyall, who successfully contested the election; reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; chairman, Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Tenth through Fifteenth Congresses), Committee on Commerce (Sixteenth through Nineteenth Congresses); died in Norfolk, Va., on August 5, 1847; interment in St. Paul's Churchyard.

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External Research Collections

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: July 9 and 10, 1801; February 24, 1817; March 16, 1830. 4 letters. Personal and official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Newton, Thomas. Speech of Mr. Newton delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, on the 3d January, 1810. On the Joint resolution, approving the conduct of the executive in relation to the refusal to receive any further communication from Francis James Jackson. [Washington?: N.p., 1810].

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