Thomas Withers Chinn

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Thomas Withers Chinn
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Preceded by Eleazer Wheelock Ripley
Succeeded by John Bennett Dawson
Personal details
Born(1791-11-22)November 22, 1791
Cynthiana, Kentucky
Died May 22, 1852(1852-05-22) (aged 60)
West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Political party Whig

Thomas Withers Chinn (November 22, 1791 May 22, 1852) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana, serving one term as a Whig. He was also U.S. minister to the Two Sicilies.

Louisiana State of the United States of America

Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

Whig Party (United States) Political party in the USA in the 19th century

The Whig Party was a political party active in the middle of the 19th century in the United States. Four presidents belonged to the party while in office. It emerged in the 1830s as the leading opponent of Jacksonian democracy, pulling together former members of the National Republican and the Anti-Masonic Party. It had links to the upscale traditions of the long-defunct Federalist Party. Along with the rival Democratic Party, it was central to the Second Party System from the early 1840s to the mid-1860s. It originally formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic Party. In particular, the Whigs supported the supremacy of Congress over the presidency and favored a program of modernization, banking and economic protectionism to stimulate manufacturing. It appealed to entrepreneurs, planters, reformers and the emerging urban middle class, but had little appeal to farmers or unskilled workers. It included many active Protestants and voiced a moralistic opposition to the Jacksonian Indian removal. Party founders chose the "Whig" name to echo the American Whigs of the 18th century who fought for independence. The political philosophy of the American Whig Party was not related to the British Whig party. Historian Frank Towers has specified a deep ideological divide:

Chinn was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky, in Harrison County and later moved to Louisiana. He died on his plantation in West Baton Rouge Parish. He is now buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Baton Rouge.

Cynthiana, Kentucky City in Kentucky, United States

Cynthiana is a home rule-class city in Harrison County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 6,402 at the 2010 census. It is the seat of its county.

Harrison County, Kentucky County in the United States

Harrison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,846. Its county seat is Cynthiana. The county was founded in 1793 and named for Colonel Benjamin Harrison, an advocate for Kentucky statehood, framer of the Kentucky Constitution, and Kentucky legislator.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Eleazer Wheelock Ripley
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

1839 1841
Succeeded by
John Bennett Dawson

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