Thomas Bouldin

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Thomas Tyler Bouldin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 5th district
In office
August 26, 1833 – February 11, 1834
Preceded by John Randolph
Succeeded by James Bouldin
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1833
Preceded by John Randolph
Succeeded by John Randolph
Personal details
Born 1781
Charlotte Court House, Virginia
Died February 11, 1834 (aged 52–53)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place "Golden Hills," Drakes Branch, Virginia
Political party Jacksonian Party
Profession Planter, lawyer, judge

Thomas Tyler Bouldin (1781 – February 11, 1834) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia, brother of James Wood Bouldin.

Biography[edit]

Born near Charlotte Court House, Virginia, Bouldin attended the country schools, then studied law. He was admitted to the bar, December 6, 1802, and began to practice at Charlotte Court House, Virginia. He was appointed judge of the circuit court.

Bouldin was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-third Congress.

Bouldin was subsequently elected to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Randolph and served from August 26, 1833, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 11, 1834, while addressing the House of Representatives. He was delivering a eulogy for his predecessor, John Randolph. His final words were recorded as being: "But I cannot tell the reasons why his death was not announced, without telling what I told a friend I should say, in case..." He was succeeded in Congress by his brother James Bouldin.

He was interred in a private cemetery on his farm, "Golden Hills," near Drakes Branch, Virginia.

Elections[edit]

  • 1829; Bouldin was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 46.09% of the vote, defeating Independents George William Crump and a man identified only as Miller.
  • 1831; Bouldin was re-elected with 58.62% of the vote, defeating Independent Crump.

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External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Randolph
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 5th congressional district

1833 – 1834
Succeeded by
James Bouldin
Preceded by
John Randolph
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 5th congressional district

1829 – 1833
Succeeded by
John Randolph