Edward Hughes Thomson

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Edward Hughes Thomson
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 6th district
In office
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Genesee County 1st district
In office
18th Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan
In office
Preceded by William Hamilton
Succeeded by Jerome Eddy[1][2]
Prosecuting Attorney
Constituency Lapeer County
Prosecuting Attorney
In office
1845 – 1846[3]
Constituency Genesee County
Personal details
Born June 15, 1810
Kendal, Westmorland, England
Died February 2, 1886
Flint, Michigan
Resting place Glenwood Cemetery, Flint
Nationality British
Occupation Lawyer
Profession Law

Edward Hughes Thomson was a Michigan politician.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

On June 15, 1810, Thomson was born in Kendal, Westmorland, England. He became a lawyer and practiced out of Millard Fillmore's Buffalo law office.[4]

Political life[edit]

He served as Lapeer County's and Genesee County's Prosecuting Attorney. Became a Michigan State Senator in 1848 for the 6th district then Genesee County 1st District Michigan Representative from 1859 to 1860. He enlisted as a colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War.[4] He was elected as mayor of the City of Flint in 1877 serving a 1-year term.[1][4]


Thomson died on February 2, 1886 in Flint, Michigan and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Flint.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Chapter XIII: Roster of City Officials. The History of Genesee County, MI.
  2. ^ a b List of Flint City Mayors. Political Graveyards.com
  3. ^ Chapter XVII: Bench and Bar, Part IV. The History of Genesee County, MI,.
  4. ^ a b c d Index to Politicians: Thompson, E to F -- Thompson, Edward Hughes Entry. Political Graveyards.com
Political offices
Preceded by
William Hamilton
Mayor of Flint
Succeeded by
Jerome Eddy