Waddy Thompson, Jr.

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Waddy Thompson, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9 district
In office
1835–1841
Preceded byJohn K. Griffin
Succeeded byJames Rogers
Personal details
Born(1798-01-08)January 8, 1798
Pickensville, South Carolina
DiedNovember 23, 1868(1868-11-23) (aged 70)
Tallahassee, Florida
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Waddy Thompson, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9 district
In office
1835–1841
Preceded byJohn K. Griffin
Succeeded byJames Rogers
Personal details
Born(1798-01-08)January 8, 1798
Pickensville, South Carolina
DiedNovember 23, 1868(1868-11-23) (aged 70)
Tallahassee, Florida
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Waddy Thompson, Jr. (January 8, 1798 - November 23, 1868) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born in Pickensville (now in Pickens County), Ninety-Six District, South Carolina. Thompson moved to Greenville with his parents in his infancy. He received his early education in neighboring schools, and was graduated from South Carolina College in 1814.

He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1819, beginning practice in Edgefield, South Carolina. He moved to Greenville, South Carolina, and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1826 to 1829. Thompson was elected solicitor of the western circuit in 1830.

Brigadier general of militia in 1832.

Thompson was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the 24th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Warren R. Davis. He was reelected as a Whig to the 25th and 26th Congresses and served from September 10, 1835, to March 3, 1841.

He served as chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs (26th Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1840.

He was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico and served from February 10, 1842, to March 9, 1844.

He moved to Madison, Florida, and engaged in cotton planting. He was appointed solicitor general of a circuit in 1868.

He died while on a visit to Tallahassee, Florida, November 23, 1868 and interred in St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Tallahassee.

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Further reading

William Lee Miller (1996), Arguing about Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress, New York: Knopf.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Warren R. Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district

September 10, 1835 – March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
William Butler