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Thomas Ringland Stockdale

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Thomas Ringland Stockdale, American congressman. member Democratic National Convention, 1868; member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Mississippi, 51st-53d congresses, 1887-1895.

Background

Stockdale, Thomas Ringland was born on March 28, 1828 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Willliam and Hannah (McQuaid) Stockdale.

Education

Graduate Jefferson (now Washington and Jefferson) College, 1856. Law degree, U. Mississippi, 1858.

Career

Moved to Mississippi, 1856. Admitted to Mississippi bar practiced law, Holmesville, Mississippi. Became private Quitman Guards, Mississippi Militia, 1861, rose lieutenant colonel, served during Civil War.

Returned to practice law, 1865. Member Democratic National Convention, 1868. Democratic presidential elector, 1872-1884.

Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Mississippi, 51st-53d congresses, 1887-1895. Associate judge Mississippi Supreme Court, 1896-1897.

Membership

Member Democratic National Convention, 1868. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Mississippi, 51st-53d congresses, 1887-1895.

Connections

Married Fannie Wicker, February 13, 1867, at least 1 son, 1 daughter.

father:
Willliam Stockdale

mother:
Hannah (McQuaid) Stockdale

spouse:
Fannie Wicker