Thomas H. B. Browne

Thomas Henry Bayly Browne ( born February 8, 1844 in Accomac, Accomack County, Virginia; † August 27, 1892 ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1891 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Browne initially enjoyed a private school and then attended the Hanover Academy and the Bloomfield Academy in Virginia. During the Civil War he served 1861-1865 in different units in the army of the Confederacy. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1868 was admitted to the bar he began in Accomac to work in this profession. In 1873 he became district attorney in Accomack County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1886, Browne was the first electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Croxton on March 4, 1887. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 two legislative sessions. In 1890 he was defeated by Democrat William Atkinson Jones.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Browne practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 27 August 1892 in his home town of Accomac.