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Thomas Benton Edgington, American lawyer. member Edington & Edington.


Edgington, Thomas Benton was born on April 23, 1837 in Ontario, Ohio, United States. Son of Jesse and Hannah (Mitchell) Edgington.


Student Baldwin U., Berea, O., until sophomore year. Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1859, A.M., 1862, Doctor of Laws, 1905.


R. B. Underwood, deceased), Mary Rose. Admitted to bar, 1861. Mustered into Union Army as 1st sergeant, Company A, 12th Iowa Infantry, October 17, 1861.

Participated in siege of Fort Henry, battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh. Commanded company in latter battle, was wounded and taken prisoner. Remained prisoner of war about 7 months.

First lieutenant, April 9, 1862-April 4, 1863, resigned on account of ill health. Aided in organizing Union Military forces in W. Tennessee, and became major 4th regiment, 1863. Now senior member Edington & Edington.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Monroe Doctrine, 1904. One of speeches, The Race Question, in opposition to the Force Bill, was published (1889) and attracted wide attention. The Waves of Kosmos, 1920.

      Electronomy, 1923, revised and enlarged, 1924.


Member Edington & Edington.


Married Catherine Vose Baxter, April. Children: Hugh, Irving H., Jesse, Katherine B. (wife of Doctor.

Jesse Edgington

Hannah (Mitchell) Edgington

Catherine Vose Baxter

Hugh Edgington

Irving H. Edgington

Jesse Edgington

Katherine B. (wife of Dr Edgington