THOMAS, John Chew

1764–1836

Biography

THOMAS, John Chew, a Representative from Maryland; born in Perryville, Cecil County, Md., October 15, 1764; attended private schools; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1783; moved to "Fairland," in Anne Arundel County, Md., about 1789; studied law; admitted to the bar in Philadelphia, Pa., December 15, 1787, but did not engage in extensive practice; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); declined to be a candidate for reelection; moved to Pennsylvania; died near Leiperville, Pa., May 10, 1836; interment in the Friends Cemetery, near Chester, Pa.

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

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External Research Collections

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore, MD
Papers: 1800-1818. Quantity unknown.

Library of Congress
Manuscripts Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Marian S. Carson Collection of Manuscripts, ca. 1656-1995, 26.4 linear feet. Persons represented include John Chew Thomas.
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