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Thomas S. Plowman
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Alabama's 4th district
March 4, 1897 –February 9, 1898
|Preceded by||William F. Aldrich|
|Succeeded by||William F. Aldrich|
Thomas Scales Plowman
June 8, 1843
|Died||July 26, 1919 76) (aged|
Thomas Scales Plowman (June 8, 1843 – July 26, 1919) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.
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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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|U.S. House of Representatives|
William F. Aldrich
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Alabama's 4th congressional district
William F. Aldrich