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RANDOLPH, Thomas Mann

1768–1828

Biography

RANDOLPH, Thomas Mann, (son–in–law of Thomas Jefferson), a Representative from Virginia; born at "Tuckahoe," in Goochland County, Va., October 1, 1768; received his early education from private teachers; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1785-1788; served in the State senate in 1793 and 1794; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); colonel of the Twentieth Infantry during the War of 1812; member of the State house of delegates, 1819, 1820, and 1823-1825; Governor of Virginia, 1819-1822; died at "Monticello," the home of Thomas Jefferson, his father-in-law, on June 20, 1828; interment in the family burial ground.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1822. 1 certification.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: September 18, 1807; June 30, 1820. 2 letters. Finding aid in repository.

University of Virginia Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1790-1828. 1 foot in various collections. Primarily concerning Jefferson-Randolph family, including 112 letters to or from Thomas Jefferson; some political material. Finding aids to various collections.

Virginia State Library and Archives
Archives Branch

Richmond, VA
Papers: Gubernatorial papers (1819-1822), 4 feet; executive letter book (1816-1822).
Papers: 8 items (1804-1818) in the Gilmer family papers.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Gaines, William Harris, Jr. Thomas Mann Randolph: Jefferson's Son-in-Law. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1966.

------. "Thomas Mann Randolph of Edgehill." Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia, 1950.

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