Thomas William Sadler

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Thomas William Sadler
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Alabama's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1885 March 3, 1887
Preceded by Thomas Williams
Succeeded by James E. Cobb
Personal details
Born
Thomas William Sadler

(1831-04-17)April 17, 1831
Russellville, Alabama
DiedOctober 29, 1896(1896-10-29) (aged 65)
Prattville, Alabama
Political party Democratic


Thomas William Sadler (April 17, 1831 October 29, 1896) 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 near Russellville, Alabama, Sadler moved with his parents to Jefferson County, Alabama, in 1833. He pursued an academic course. He moved to Autauga County, Alabama, in 1855 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. During the Civil War volunteered and served in the division of the Confederate States Army [1] commanded by Gen. Joseph Wheeler. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Prattville, Alabama. County superintendent of education 1875-1884.

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Jefferson County, Alabama County in the United States

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Autauga County, Alabama County in the United States

Autauga County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 54,571. Its county seat is Prattville.

Sadler was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Prattville, Alabama, October 29, 1896. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Prattville, Alabama City in Autauga and Elmore counties, Alabama, U.S.

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References

  1. Lawrence Kestenbaum (July 1, 1996). "Thomas William Sadler". The Political Graveyard . Retrieved October 10, 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Williams
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 5th congressional district

1885-1887
Succeeded by
James E. Cobb