Thomas M. Norwood

Thomas Manson Norwood ( born April 26, 1830, Talbot County, Georgia, † June 19, 1913 in Savannah, Georgia ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Georgia in both chambers of the U.S. Congress.

After his education, Thomas Norwood wrote a at Emory College, where he graduated in 1850. After successfully studying law he was admitted to the bar in 1852 and began working as a law firm in Savannah.

As early as 1851 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Georgia, where he remained until 1862. In 1868, Norwood represented the Democratic Party in the Electoral College, not the victorious in Georgia Horatio Seymour, but the Republican Ulysses S. Grant elected as U.S. president.

As of November 14, 1871 Thomas Norwood sat for Georgia in the U.S. Senate. There he remained until March 3, 1877, before he again worked initially as a lawyer in Savannah. He returned as a member of the House of Representatives on March 4, 1885 in the Congress back; after a re-election ended his tenure there on 3 March 1889.

This Norwoods political career was over. He was appointed in 1896 judge of the City Court of Savannah and went to twelve years in that post retirement. In June 1913 Thomas Norwood died at his country seat Hancock Hall near Savannah.