Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.

Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. ( born October 1, 1768 in Tuckahoe, Goochland County, Virginia; † June 20, 1828 in Monticello, Virginia ) was an American politician and from 1819 to 1822 Governor of Virginia. Between 1803 and 1807 he represented his state in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Early years and political rise

Thomas Randolph was a descendant of Pocahontas and her British husband, John Rolfe. He was the brother of Mary Randolph and Virginia Randolph Cary. Thomas initially enjoyed a private education and then attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. Between 1785 and 1788 he studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Randolph was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. From 1793 to 1794 he was a member of the Senate of Virginia, between 4 March 1803 and 3 March 1807, he was a deputy in Congress. During the British -American War of 1812 he was colonel of an infantry unit. After the war he was elected to the House of Representatives from Virginia.

Governor of Virginia and other CV

In 1819, Thomas Randolph was elected by the legislature to the governor of his state. After he was re-elected in each of the years 1820 and 1821, he was able to hold this office between 11 December 1819 and 11 December 1822. His term passed without incident. After his governorship, he was again a deputy in the House of Representatives of his State. Thomas Randolph was with Martha Washington Jefferson, daughter of Thomas Jefferson, married. The couple had eleven children. Thomas Randolph died in June 1828 in Monticello, the estate of his deceased father-in on July 4, 1826.

Randolph was a freemason and member of the " Door to Virtue Lodge No.. 44", who was also his son Thomas Jefferson Randolph.