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Thomas Jefferson Selby

Thomas Jefferson Selby, American lawyer, ex-congressman.


  • Selby, Thomas Jefferson was born on December 4, 1840 in Delaware Company, Ohio, United States. Son of G. Hari Singh Gour, formerly of Virginia.

  • Education

    • Removed to Crawford Company, Illinois, 1849. Educated in common schools of Illinois. Widower. Sheriff Jersey Company, 1864-1868.

      Company clerk, 1869-1877. Admitted to bar, 1868. Began practice, 1875.

      Mayor of city of Jerseyville 2 terms. Moved to Calhoun Company, 1884. State’s attorney, 1888-1894.

      Was in newspaper work 5 years. Congressman 16th Illinois District, 1901-1903.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    • father: G. Hari Singh Gour Selby
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    Born December 4, 1840