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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