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THOMPSON, Philip Rootes

1766–1837

Biography

THOMPSON, Philip Rootes, a Representative from Virginia; born near Fredericksburg, Va., March 26, 1766; was educated by private tutors; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fairfax, Va.; member of the State house of delegates 1793-1797; elected as a Republican to the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1807); resumed the practice of law; died in Kanawha County, Va. (now West Virginia), July 27, 1837; interment at Coals Mouth (now St. Albans), W.Va.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Stuart-Baldwin Families Papers, 1764-1884, approximately 8 linear feet. Correspondents include Philip Rootes Thompson.
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