Thomas Wynns

Thomas Wynns (* 1764 in Barfield, Hertford County, North Carolina, June 3, 1825 † in Winton, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1802 and 1807 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact date of birth of Thomas Wynn is unknown. He was educated in England and came in 1780, during the Revolutionary War, on board an American ship, which was applied by the British, in their captivity. This he spent along with several other prisoners in London. Later he returned to North Carolina, where he was engaged as a planter in Hertford County. Wynn was also one of the first Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

1787 Wynns sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1788 and 1789 he was a member of the Assembly, which ratified the Constitution of the United States for the state of North Carolina. Between 1790 and 1802, and again from 1807 to 1817 he was a member of the State Senate. Wynns was a member of, founded by President Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. After the death of Mr Charles Johnson, he was at the due election for the first seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 7, 1802. After two re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1807, at the Congress. During this period fell by President Jefferson incurred Louisiana Purchase, by which the territory of the United States has been considerably enlarged in the west and southwest. In 1804 also the 12th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas Wynns operated again as a planter in Hertford County, which he represented 1807-1817 in the State Senate. From 1818 to 1824 he was a member of the Governing Council of North Carolina. He was also a brigadier general of state militia. He died on June 3, 1825 near Winton.