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Thomas Jordan Jarvis

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Thomas Jordan Jarvis, American senator. Member State Constitutional convs., 1865 and 1875; member Legislature, 1868-1869 and 1870-1871 (speaker last term).

Background

Jarvis, Thomas Jordan was born on January 18, 1836 in Jarvisburg, North Carolina, United States. Son of Review B. H. and Elizabeth Jarvis.

Education

Graduate Randolph-Macon College, 1860. Served in C.S.A., 1861-1864, private to captain. Right arm shattered by bullet and compelled to leave service.

Career

Member State Constitutional convs., 1865 and 1875. Admitted to bar, 1868, and began practice. Presidential elector, 1868, 1872.

Member Legislature, 1868-1869 and 1870-1871 (speaker last term). Lieutenant governor, 1877. Became governor on election of Governor Vance to the United States Senate, 1879.

Elected governor for term, 1881-1885. United States minister to Brazil, 1885-1889. Elected to fill Senator Vance’s term on latter’s death, 1894, serving until 1895.

Delegate-at-large to Democratic National Convention, 1896. Address: Greenville, North Carolina.

Membership

Member State Constitutional convs., 1865 and 1875. Member Legislature, 1868-1869 and 1870-1871 (speaker last term).

Connections

Married Mary Woodson, December 23, 1874.

father:
Review B. H.

mother:
Elizabeth Jarvis

spouse:
Mary Woodson