AVERETT, Thomas Hamlet

1800–1855

Biography

AVERETT, Thomas Hamlet, a Representative from Virginia; born near Halifax, Halifax County, Va., July 10, 1800; attended the common schools; served as a drummer boy in the War of 1812; studied medicine; was graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., and practiced in Halifax and the adjacent counties; served in the State senate in 1848 and 1849; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1852; resumed the practice of medicine in Halifax County; died near Halifax Court House, Va., June 30, 1855; interment in the family burial ground near Halifax Court House, Va.

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

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External Research Collections

Duke University
Duke University Library

Durham, NC
Papers: In the Walter Coles Papers, 1850-1869, 6 items. Includes a letter from Thomas Hamlet Averett to Walter Coles.

University of Virginia
University of Virginia Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Thomas S. Bocock Papers, 1760-1897, 2.5 feet (ca. 3000 items). The papers include correspondence with Thomas Hamlet Averett. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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