Thomas Glascock

Thomas Glascock ( born October 21, 1790 in Augusta, Georgia, † May 19, 1841 in Decatur, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1839 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Glascock attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in his hometown of Augusta to work in his new profession. During the British - American War of 1812 he was a captain in a volunteer unit. In 1817, he participated as a brigadier general in the First Seminole War. At the same time he began a political career. Between 1821 and 1839 he was several times as a delegate in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In the years 1833 and 1834 he was its president.

Glascock was a supporter of President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded by this. Following the resignation of Mr John WA Sanford, he was at the due election for the fifth seat from Georgia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. He resigned on October 5, 1835 at its new mandate. After a re-election in 1836, he could remain until March 3, 1839 Congress. He was chairman of the militia committee.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, Thomas Glascock withdrew from politics. He died on 19 May 1841 in Decatur and was buried in his hometown of Augusta.