Thomas B. Fugate

Thomas Bacon Fugate (* April 10, 1899 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; † 22 September 1980 in Ewing, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1949 and 1953 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Fugate attended the public schools of his home. By 1917, he studied at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He then continued his education until 1918 continued at the Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate. In 1921 he moved to Rose Hill in Virginia, where he worked in the trade. Between 1936 and 1940 he worked in Ewing the hardware trade. He also worked in agriculture and in the banking industry. In 1935 he became President of the People's Bank of Ewing. A year later he became a director of the Virginia - Tennessee Farm Bureau Inc.

From 1938, Fugate president of the company Ewing Livestock Co. Inc. was the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1928 to 1930 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia; 1937-1947 he was a member of the welfare committee of Virginia. In July 1944 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, was nominated to the President Franklin D. Roosevelt for the third re-election. In 1945 he was part of a commission for the revision of the Constitution of Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1948, Fugate in the ninth constituency of Virginia was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John W. Flannagan on January 3, 1949. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1953 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events of the Korean War. In 1952 he gave up another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Thomas Fugate operated as a banker and farmer. He died on November 22, 1980 in Ewing.