Thomas T. Fauntleroy
|Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia|
January 1, 1883 –January 1, 1895
Servingwith M.R. Kaufman
|Preceded by||Edward C. Burks|
|Succeeded by||John Alexander Buchanan|
|Member of the VirginiaHouseofDelegates |
from the Frederick County district
December 7, 1857 –December 4, 1859
|Preceded by||R.C. Bywaters|
|Succeeded by||George W. Ward|
|Member of the VirginiaHouseofDelegates |
from the Frederick County district
December 5, 1877 –December 2, 1879
Servingwith Nimrod Whitacre
|Preceded by||John F. Wall|
|Succeeded by||E.P. Dandridge|
Thomas T. Fauntleroy, Jr.
December 20, 1823
Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||October 2, 1906 82) (aged|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
Thomas Turner Fauntleroy (December 20, 1823 – October 2, 1906) was a Virginia attorney, politician, and judge of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
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