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Thomas Stanley Bocock

congressman

Thomas S. Bocock, American congressman. Member Virginia General Assembly, 1842-1845; member United States House of Representatives from Virginia 30th-36th congresses, 1847-1861; member Virginia General Assembly, 1869-1870.

Background

Bocock, Thomas S. was born on May 18, 1815 in Buckingham County, Virginia, United States. Son of John Thomas and Mary (Flood) Bocock.

Education

Graduate Hampden-Sydney College, 1838.

Career

Virginia General Assembly, 1842-1845. Prosecuting attorney Appomattox County (Virginia), 1845-1846. Member United States House of Representatives from Virginia 30th-36th congresses, 1847-1861.

Virginia delegate to Provisional Congress, Confederate States American, 1861. Speaker Confederate House of Representatives, 1st, 2nd congresses. Member Virginia General Assembly, 1869-1870.

Delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1868, 76, 80, presiding officer Virginia convs. Attorney for 3 railroads. Collected one of largest private libraries in Va.

Religion

"Peculiar institution" of slavery was not only expedient but also ordained by God and upheld in Holy Scripture.

Politics

Stands for preserving slavery, states' rights, and political liberty for whites. Every individual state is sovereign, even to the point of secession.

Membership

Member Virginia General Assembly, 1842-1845. Member United States House of Representatives from Virginia 30th-36th congresses, 1847-1861. Member Virginia General Assembly, 1869-1870.

Connections

Married Sarah Flood; married second, Annie Faulkner.

father:
John Thomas Bocock

mother:
Mary (Flood) Bocock

spouses:
Sarah Flood

Annie Faulkner