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|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Virginia's 6th district
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
|Preceded by||John T. Harris|
|Succeeded by||John R. Tucker|
|Born||December 27, 1825|
|Died||July 1, 1901 75) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Martha Henry Garland|
|Profession||Politician, Lawyer, Merchant, Editor|
|Years of service||1861–1865|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Thomas Whitehead (December 27, 1825 – July 1, 1901) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, editor and merchant from Virginia.
Born in Lovingston, Virginia, Whitehead received a limited education as a child, later engaged in mercantile pursuits, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1849, commencing practice in Amherst, Virginia. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army as captain of Company E, 2nd Virginia Cavalry from 1862 to 1865, was twice wounded and was promoted to Major on April 15, 1865. Afterwards, he was elected to the Virginia Senate, but Reconstruction prevented him from taking seat. Whitehead was elected prosecuting attorney for Amherst County, Virginia in 1866 and again in 1869, resigning in 1873. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1872, serving from 1873 to 1875 and afterwards was editor of the Lynchburg News in 1876 and of the Lynchburg Advance in 1880. Whitehead resumed practicing law and was elected commissioner of agriculture for Virginia in 1888, serving until his death on July 1, 1901 near Lynchburg, Virginia. He was interned in Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg.
1872; Whitehead was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 51.40% of the vote, defeating Independent J. Foote Johnson.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
John T. Harris
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Virginia's 6th congressional district
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
John R. Tucker
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