Thomas Croxton

Thomas Croxton ( born March 8, 1822 in Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia; † July 3, 1903 ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1887 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Croxton attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1842 was admitted to the bar he began in Tappahannock to work in this profession. Since 1852 he worked as a prosecutor. During the Civil War he was in the army of the Confederacy to the staff of General George Edward Pickett.

Politically, Croxton member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1884 he was the first electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George Tankard Garrison on March 4, 1885. Since he has not been confirmed in 1886, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1887.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Croxton again practiced as a lawyer. He also engaged in farming. Between 1892 and 1901 he served as District Judge in Essex County. He died on July 3, 1903 in Tappahannock.