Thomas M. Nelson
Born in Oak Hill, Virginia, Nelson attended the common schools as a child. During the War of 1812, he was commissioned a captain to the 10th Infantry Regiment and was later promoted to major in the 13th and 18th Infantry Regiments. After the war, he was reduced back to a captain and eventually resigned from his commission on May 15, 1815. Nelson was elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives to fill a vacancy in 1816, serving until 1819.
- United States Congress. "Thomas M. Nelson (id: N000043)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Thomas M. Nelson at Find a Grave
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Thomas Gholson, Jr.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 18th congressional district
December 4, 1816 – March 3, 1819 (obsolete district)
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