Thompson W. McNeely

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Thompson W. McNeely

Thompson Ware Mcneely (October 5, 1835 - July 23, 1921) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, Mcneely attended the public schools and Jubilee College, Peoria, Illinois. He was graduated from Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, in 1856 and from the law department of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in 1857. He was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Petersburg, Illinois. He served as member of the Illinois constitutional convention in 1862.

Mcneely was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873). He did not seek renomination in 1872. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1872, 1892, and 1896. He resumed the practice of law in Petersburg, Illinois. He served as master in chancery for Menard County from 1910 until his death in Petersburg, Illinois, July 23, 1921. He was interred in Rosehill Cemetery.

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