Thomas Gregory Skinner

Thomas Gregory Skinner ( * January 22, 1842 in Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, † December 22, 1907 in Baltimore, Maryland ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1891 he represented two times the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Skinner was the older brother of Harry Skinner (1855-1929), who was also 1895-1899 for the state of North Carolina in Congress. He attended private schools and the Friends Academy in Belvidere. After he graduated from the Horner Military School in Oxford. This is followed by a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill joined. During the Civil War Lieutenant Skinner was in a regiment from North Carolina, which belonged to the army of the Confederacy. After a subsequent law degree in 1868 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Hertford in this profession.

Politically, Skinner member of the Democratic Party. After the death of Congressman Walter F. Pool, he was at the due election for the first seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 20 November 1883. After a re-election in 1884, he could initially remain until March 3, 1887 Congress. Two years later he succeeded in the elections of 1888 the re-entry into the U.S. House of Representatives, where he replaced Louis C. Latham on March 4, 1889, which was in 1887 became his successor. Since he resigned in 1890 to further candidacy, Thomas Skinner could spend up to March 3, 1891 just another term in Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Skinner again worked as a lawyer in Hertford. In 1892 and 1904 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. From 1899 to 1900 he was a member of the Senate of North Carolina. Thomas Skinner died on 22 December 1907 in Baltimore, and was buried in Hertford.