Thomas S. Plowman

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Thomas S. Plowman
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Alabama's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1897 February 9, 1898
Preceded by William F. Aldrich
Succeeded by William F. Aldrich
Personal details
Born
Thomas Scales Plowman

(1843-06-08)June 8, 1843
Talladega, Alabama
DiedJuly 26, 1919(1919-07-26) (aged 76)
Talladega, Alabama
Political party Democratic

Thomas Scales Plowman (June 8, 1843 – July 26, 1919) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

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Alabama State of the United States of America

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.

Born in Talladega, Alabama, Plowman attended common schools, joining the Confederate States Army in May 1862 as a member of Company F, Fifty-first Alabama Cavalry. He engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits in Talladega.

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Plowman was elected mayor in 1872 and served three terms. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888. For a number of years, Plowman served as President of the First National Bank of Talladega. Plowman presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1897, to February 9, 1898, when he was succeeded by William F. Aldrich, who contested his election. He served as member and chairman of the Talladega County Jury Commission in 1910 and 1911. He served as member of the State senate in 1912. First president of the Bankhead Highway. He died in Talladega, Alabama on July 26, 1919. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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References

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William F. Aldrich
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 4th congressional district

1897-1898
Succeeded by
William F. Aldrich