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Thomas Jefferson Selby

lawyer , ex-congressman.

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.


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.


G. Hari Singh Gour Selby