Christopher Thomas

Christopher Yancy Thomas ( born March 24, 1818 Pittsylvania County, Virginia; † February 11, 1879 in Martinsville, Virginia ) was an American politician. In the years 1874 and 1875, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Christopher Thomas attended the common schools and then until 1838 a private school. After a subsequent law degree in 1844 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Martinsville to work in this profession. Later he hit a also a political career. Between 1860 and 1864 he sat in the Senate of Virginia. Later, Thomas was a member of the Commission, which established the border between the states of Virginia and North Carolina accurate. He also served as treasurer and prosecutor in Henry County.

Thomas was a member of the Republican Party. In 1868 he was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Virginia. In 1869 he was elected to the House of Representatives of Virginia. In the congressional elections of 1872, Thomas lost to Alexander Davis. He appealed against the outcome of the election is a contradiction. When this was granted, he could take on 5 March 1874 the mandate of the Congress of Davis and end the current parliamentary term until March 3, 1875. In 1874 he was not re-elected.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Christopher Thomas practiced as a lawyer again. He died on February 11, 1879 in Martinsville.