Richard Thomas (Pennsylvania)

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Colonel Richard Thomas (1796).

Richard Thomas (December 30, 1744 – January 19, 1832) was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Born in West Whiteland, Pennsylvania, he was educated at home by private teachers. He served in the American Revolutionary War as colonel of the First Regiment, Chester County Volunteers of the Pennsylvania militia.

He was elected as a Federalist to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1795 to March 3, 1801. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and in 1832 died in Philadelphia. Interment was in the Friends Western Burial Ground.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
At large on a General ticket:
Thomas Fitzsimons, John W. Kittera, Thomas Hartley, Thomas Scott, James Armstrong, Peter G. Muhlenberg, Andrew Gregg, Frederick A.C. Muhlenberg, Daniel Hiester, William Irvine, William Findley, John Smilie, and William Montgomery
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Hemphill