Thomas M. Norwood

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Thomas Manson Norwood
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United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
November 14, 1871 – March 4, 1877
Preceded by Homer V. M. Miller
Succeeded by Benjamin H. Hill
Personal details
Born (1830-04-26)April 26, 1830
Talbot County, Georgia
Died June 19, 1913(1913-06-19) (aged 83)
Savannah, Georgia
Political party Democratic

Thomas Manson Norwood (April 26, 1830 – June 19, 1913) was a United States Senator and Representative from Georgia. Born in Talbot County, Georgia, he pursued an academic course, and graduated from Emory College in 1850. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1852, commencing practice in Savannah. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1851 to 1862 and was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1868. He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate and served from November 14, 1871, to March 3, 1877. He resumed the practice of law in Savannah, and was elected as a Representative to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth U.S. Congresses, serving from March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1889. He again resumed the practice of law, and was appointed judge of the city court of Savannah in 1896, serving twelve years. He returned to his country home, Harroch Hall, near Savannah, and died there in June 1913. Interment was in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Homer V. M. Miller
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
November 14, 1871 - March 3, 1877
Served alongside: Joshua Hill, John B. Gordon
Succeeded by
Benjamin Harvey Hill
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Nicholls
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889
Succeeded by
Rufus E. Lester