Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Thomas, John Robert

Thomas, John Robert, a Representative from Illinois; born in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill., October 11, 1846; attended the common schools and Hunter Collegiate Institute, Princeton, Ind.; served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and rose from the rank of private to that of captain of Company D, One Hundred and Twentieth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1869 and practiced; city attorney of Metropolis, Ill., 1869 and 1870; served as State’s attorney 1871-1874; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed the practice of law in Muskogee, Okla.; United States judge in the Indian Territory from June 30, 1897, to June 30, 1901; nominated for judge of the supreme court by the first Republican State convention of Oklahoma, but declined the nomination; member of the Oklahoma State Code Commission 1908-1910; resumed the practice of law in Muskogee, Okla.; died in McAlester, Okla., January 19, 1914; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Muskogee, Okla.; reinterment in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Thomas, John Robert," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1910 1911. Original Sources, accessed April 20, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CK8S8ETQ4NQBVXA.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Thomas, John Robert." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1910, page 1911. Original Sources. 20 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CK8S8ETQ4NQBVXA.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Thomas, John Robert' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1910, pp.1911. Original Sources, retrieved 20 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CK8S8ETQ4NQBVXA.