Thomas J. Clunie

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Thomas J. Clunie
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Thomas Jefferson Clunie
Born (1852-03-25)March 25, 1852
St. John's, Newfoundland
Died June 30, 1903(1903-06-30) (aged 51)
San Francisco, California, USA
Occupation Politician

Thomas Jefferson Clunie (March 25, 1852 - June 30, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Clunie was born in St. John's, Newfoundland on March 25, 1852. Clunie moved in with his parents after they were on a visit from Massachusetts. Clunie moved with his parents to California in 1854. Clunie moved again to Maine, and then went back to California in 1861. He attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Sacramento in 1870. He served as member of the State assembly in 1875. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884. He served in the State senate 1887-1889. He worked for the state militia before he retired as brigadier general.

Clunie was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress. He served from March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1891. He was unsuccessful running for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession. He died in San Francisco, California, on June 30, 1903. He was interred in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery in Sacramento, California.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clunie, Thomas Jefferson". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles N. Felton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 5th congressional district

1889–1891
Succeeded by
Eugene F. Loud

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