Thomas MENEES Edit Profile
Private school, medical school.
He attended and taught in country schools in Robertson County, Tennessee, and studied medicine at Transylvania University, where he received his M.D. in 1846. He was a Democrat, a Mason, and a steward in the Methodist Episcopal church. Menees had four children by his marriage to Elizabeth Hooper on April 21, 1853.
She died and he married Mrs. Mary Jane Walker, on August 14, 1863, by whom he had a daughter. Menees practiced medicine in Springfield, Tennessee, from 1846 to 1855, and he then went into business.
In 1857, he served in the state Senate, but he lost a bid for the U.S. House of Representatives two years later because of the power of the Whigs in his area. After returning to private life, he made railroad investments. He was a secessionist and supported John C. Breckinridge (7. v.) for president in 1860.
He was elected to the first Confederate House from Tennessee's Eighth Congressional District soon after the war began and was reelected in 1864. An administration supporter, he served on the Medical Departments, Territories and Public Lands, and Printing Committees. After the war, he practiced medicine in Nashville.
In 1873, he was a professor of medicine at the University of Nashville, and the following year he was made dean of the medical faculty at Vanderbilt University.
"Peculiar institution" of slavery was not only expedient but also ordained by God and upheld in Holy Scripture.
Stands for preserving slavery, states' rights, and political liberty for whites. Every individual state is sovereign, even to the point of secession.