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Lawyer

Thomas Saunders Gholson, American lawyer. member 2d Confederate States Congress from Virginia, 1863-1865.

Background

Gholson, Thomas Saunders was born on December 9, 1808 in Gholsonville, Virginia, United States. Son of William and Mary (Saunders) Gholson.

Education

Graduated from the University Virginia, 1827.

Career

Practiced law, Brunswick County, Virginia, 1827-1840. Partner (with brother James) in law firm, Petersburg, Virginia, 1840-1848. Visitor of College of William and Mary, 1844.

President Bank of Petersburg. Founder public library, Petersburg. Judge 5th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, 1859-1863.

Member 2d Confederate States Congress from Virginia, 1863-1865. Went to England, 1865. Owner cotton and tobacco commission house, Liverpool, England, 1865-1868.

Membership

Member 2d Confederate States Congress from Virginia, 1863-1865.

Connections

Married Cary Ann Gholson (cousin), May 14, 1829.

father:
William Gholson

mother:
Mary (Saunders) Gholson

spouse:
Cary Ann Gholson