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CLAIBORNE, Thomas

1749–1812

Biography

CLAIBORNE, Thomas, (father of John Claiborne, father of Thomas Claiborne, uncle of Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne, uncle of William Charles Cole Claiborne, granduncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, great–great–great–great–granduncle of Corinne Claiborne Boggs), A Representative from Virginia; born in Brunswick County, Va., February 1, 1749; member of the State house of delegates 1783-1788; served as colonel in command of the Brunswick County Militia in 1789; sheriff of Brunswick County 1789-1792; member of the State senate 1790-1792; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress; reelected as a Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1799); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1805); died on his estate in Brunswick County, Va., in 1812.

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