Thomas M. Gunter

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Thomas M. Gunter

Thomas Montague Gunter (September 18, 1826 - January 12, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas.

Born near McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, Gunter pursued classical studies and was graduated from Irving College in 1850. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, in 1853. During the Civil War served in the Confederate States Army as colonel of the Thirteenth Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers. He served as prosecuting attorney for the fourth judicial circuit 1866-1868. He successfully contested as a Democrat the election of William W. Wilshire to the Forty-third Congress. He was reelected to the Forty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from June 16, 1874, to March 3, 1883. He served as chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-fourth through Forty-sixth Congresses). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1882. He resumed the practice of law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and died there January 12, 1904. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Wilshire
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 3rd congressional district

1874-1875
Succeeded by
William W. Wilshire
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 4th congressional district

1875-1883
Succeeded by
Samuel W. Peel