Thomas J. Selby

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Engraving of Thomas J. Selby

Thomas Jefferson Selby (December 4, 1840 – March 10, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Delaware County, Ohio, Selby attended the common schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced the practice of his profession in 1875. Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois from 1864 to 1866. Published the Jersey County Democrat 1866-1870. County clerk 1869-1877. He served as mayor of Jerseyville, Illinois, two terms. State attorney for Calhoun County 1888-1900.

Selby was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903). He resumed the practice of law. State's attorney. He died in Hardin, Illinois, March 10, 1917. He was interred in Hardin Cemetery.

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