Thomas Clarke Theaker
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Ohio's 17th district
March 4, 1859 –March 3, 1861
|Preceded by||William Lawrence|
|Succeeded by||James R. Morris|
|Commissioner of United States Patent Office|
August 17,1865 –January 20,1868
|Appointed by||Andrew Johnson|
|Preceded by||David P. Holloway|
|Succeeded by||Elisha Foote|
|Died||July 16,1883 71) (aged|
|Resting place||Weeks Cemetery,Bridgeport,Ohio,US|
Thomas Clarke Theaker (February 4,1812 –July 16,1883) was an American politician who served one term as U.S. Congressman from 1859 to 1861. He also served as commissioner of the United States Patent Office from 1865 to 1868.
Theaker was a native of York,Pennsylvania,but moved to Bridgeport,Ohio,in 1830,where he became a wheelwright and machinist.
Elected as a Republican to represent the Seventeenth Congressional District of Ohio in the Thirty-Sixth Congress,he failed to win re-election in 1860,but was appointed to a seat on the U.S. Patent Office's Board of Appeals.
On August 15,1865,he was appointed commissioner of the Patent Office,a post he held until his resignation in January 1868.
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