Wiley Thompson

Wiley Thompson (* September 23, 1781 in Amelia County, Virginia; † December 28, 1835 in Marion County, Florida) was an American politician. Between 1821 and 1833 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


About Thompsons youth and schooling is not known. He moved to Elberton, Georgia, where he was in 1808 Commissioner of Elbert County Academy in the year. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1817 and 1819 Thompson was a member of the Senate of Georgia. Between 1817 and 1824 he was an active member of the state militia, in which he rose to be Major-General. After the dissolution of his party in the 1820s, he joined Andrew Jackson and his Democratic Party, was established in 1828.

In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1820 Thompson was the sixth parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Terrell on March 4, 1821. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1833 six legislative periods. These were minted until 1829 by the debates between supporters and opponents of Andrew Jackson. Since Jackson's inauguration as U.S. president in March 1829 fought inside and outside of the Congress on its policy. It was about the controversial implementation of the Indian Removal Act, which Nullifikationskrise with the State of South Carolina and banking policy of the President.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives in 1833 Thompson was a delegate to a meeting to revise the State Constitution of Georgia in the year. In 1834 he was appointed to the Indian Officer. He should listen on fixed under the controversial Indian Removal Act expulsion of the Indians from Florida. In this role, he was killed by a group of angry Seminoles led by Osceola on December 28, 1835 near the former Fort King. Wiley Thompson was buried on his property in Elberton.