Isaac Thomas

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Isaac Thomas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Thomas K. Harris
Succeeded by Francis Jones
Personal details
Born (1784-11-04)November 4, 1784
Sevierville, Tennessee
Died February 2, 1859(1859-02-02) (aged 74)
Alexandria, Louisiana
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s)

Jane Bullard Thomas

Emmeline Flint Thomas

Isaac Thomas (4 November 1784 – 2 February 1859), was an American politician representing Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Thomas was born in Sevierville, Tennessee. After the death of his parents, Thomas moved to Winchester, Tennessee in 1800. He was self-educated, and he studied law. His first wife was Jane Bullard who died in 1833. He then married Emmeline Flint, with whose family he was in business.[1]

Career[edit]

Admitted to bar in 1808, Thomas practiced in Winchester. He served as brigadier general of the Louisiana Militia during the War of 1812.

Thomas was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth Congress, which lasted from March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1817.[2]

Thomas moved to Alexandria, Louisiana in 1819 and resumed the practice of law. He purchased vast tracts of land adjoining Alexandria and became one of the largest landowners and slaveholders in Louisiana. He was the first man to introduce the cultivation of sugarcane in central Louisiana. While running a plantation, he engaged in mercantile pursuits and in the operation of sawmills and steamboats. He also served as a member of the Louisiana Senate from 1823 to 1827. He moved to California in 1849.[3]

Death[edit]

Thomas returned to Alexandria, Louisiana, where he died on February 2, 1859 (age 74 years, 90 days). He is interred at Flint lot, in Rapides Cemetery, at Pineville, Louisiana.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isaac Thomas". 1996 - 2013 LSU Libraries. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Isaac Thomas". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Isaac Thomas". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Isaac Thomas". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 

External links[edit]


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas K. Harris
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd congressional district

1815-1817
Succeeded by
Francis Jones