Thomas C. Catchings
Thomas Clendinen Catchings
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Mississippi's 3rd district
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1901
|Preceded by||Elza Jeffords|
|Succeeded by||Patrick S. Henry|
|Mississippi Attorney General|
|Mississippi State Senate|
|Born||January 11, 1847|
|Died||December 24, 1927 (aged 80)|
|Resting place||Cedar Hill Cemetery|
|Alma mater||University of Mississippi at Oxford|
|Branch/service||Confederate States Army|
|Unit|| 18th Mississippi Infantry,|
11th Mississippi Cavalry
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Born near Brownsville, Mississippi, Catchings was tutored at home. He attended the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1859, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall, and Oakland College in 1861. He studied law.
He was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Vicksburg.
Catchings was elected to the Mississippi State Senate in 1875 but resigned in 1877.
Catchings was elected Mississippi Attorney General in 1877. He was reelected in 1881 and served until February 16, 1885.
Catchings was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885–March 3, 1901). He served as chairman of the Committee on Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River (Fiftieth Congress), Committee on Railways and Canals (Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses), Committee on Rivers and Harbors (Fifty-third Congress). He first introduced a bill for Vicksburg National Military Park in January 1896. When it failed to pass, although favorably reported by committee, he re-introduced the bill in the next Congress in December 1897.
He resumed the practice of law. He also served as division counsel for the Southern Railway Co.. He served as member of the Mississippi Code Commission by appointment of Governor Vardaman.
- United States Congress. "Thomas C. Catchings (id: C000247)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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| Attorney General of Mississippi
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
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