Thomas Wingfield Grimes

Thomas Wingfield Grimes ( born December 18, 1844 in Columbus, Georgia, † October 28, 1905 ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1891 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Grimes visited in his youth, private schools and then studied until 1863 at the University of Georgia in Athens. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer in Columbus, he began to work in his new profession. During the Civil War he served 18 months in the army of the Confederacy. Politically, Grimes was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1868 and 1876 he was several times as a delegate in the House of Representatives from Georgia. From 1878 to 1879 he was a member of the State Senate. Grimes 1880 was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Cincinnati, was nominated on the Winfield Scott Hancock as a presidential candidate. Since this year, he also served as a prosecutor in the judicial district of Chattahoochee.

In the congressional elections of 1886, Grimes was the fourth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Henry R. Harris on March 4, 1887. After a re-election in 1888 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 two legislative sessions. Prior to the elections of 1890 he was not nominated by his party for another term of office.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, Thomas Grimes withdrew from politics. In the following years he worked again as a lawyer. He died on October 28, 1905 in his hometown of Columbus.