Thomas Settle (North Carolina, 15th–16th Congress)

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Thomas Settle
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from North Carolina's 9th district

Thomas Settle (March 9, 1789 – August 5, 1857) was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina from 1817 to 1821.

Settle was born near Reidsville, North Carolina, March 9, 1789; educated by private tutors; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced practice in Wentworth, North Carolina. He was elected to the State House of Commons in 1816; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1820. Settle resumed the practice of law, was again a member of the State House of Commons, from c. 1826–1829, and served as speaker in the last session. Later, Settle served as a judge of the superior court of North Carolina from 1832 to 1857. He died in Rockingham County, North Carolina, August 5, 1857; interment in the Settle family graveyard, near Reidsville, N.C.

His son was also named Thomas Settle (1831–1888), as was his grandson, Thomas Settle III. David Settle Reid was his nephew.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821
Succeeded by


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