Thomas Spalding

Thomas Spalding ( born March 26, 1774 Frederica, Glynn County, Georgia, † January 5, 1851 in Darien, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1805 and 1806 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Spalding attended the common schools and a private school in Massachusetts. Then he studied law, but without working as a lawyer. Instead, he worked in agriculture. At the same time he began a political career as a member of, founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. In 1794 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia, 1798, he was a member of a meeting to revise the State Constitution. Since 1803 Spalding was established in McIntosh County. At that time he also became a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1804 was actually Cowles Mead for the fourth parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen where this on March 4, 1805 took up his new mandate. Thomas Spalding put but against the outcome of the election opposition, became the met in December of the same year by Congress. On 24 December 1805 he took over the mandate in the House of Representatives. But he has already appeared in 1806 back again. The last two months of the current legislature were then terminated by the victorious William Wyatt Bibb at a by-election.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Spalding served as curator of the McIntosh County Academy. He was also a founder of the Bank of Darien and its branch in Milledgeville. Spalding was a long time president of this bank. He also dealt with the cultivation of cotton. In 1826 he was member of a commission which established the border between the State of Georgia and the Florida territory. Spalding was Government Commissioner for the British -American War of 1812 damage incurred in the south. In 1850 he was president of a meeting in Milledgedville, it was decided on the, to oppose any effort by Congress which provided for the abolition of slavery. Thomas Spalding died on January 5, 1851 on the way home from this meeting at his near Darien surviving son.