Thomas Peter Akers
Thomas Peter Akers (October 4, 1828 – April 3, 1877) was an attorney, college professor, and member of the United States House of Representatives from 1856 to 1857. He was born in Knox County, Ohio, where he graduated from college and studied law.
He became a school teacher in Kentucky, and moved later, in 1853, to Lexington, Missouri. He became a professor of mathematics and moral philosophy at Masonic College in Lexington, as well as the pastor of a local Methodist church there.
He moved to New York City in 1861, and became a vice president of the gold board. He subsequently moved to Utah Territory because of ill health, and eventually returned to Lexington, Missouri, where he died in 1877.
- Who's Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago:Marquis Who's Who, 1967.
- Thomas Peter Akers at Find a Grave
- Thomas Peter Akers at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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