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John Chew Thomas

Born: Oct 15, 1764

Death: May 10, 1836

Birthplace: Perryville

Nationality: United States

John Chew Thomas

Date of Birth : Oct 15, 1764
Date of Death : May 10, 1836
Birth Place : Perryville

John Chew Thomas was an American politician. Born in Perryville, Maryland, Thomas attended private schools and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1783. He moved to "Fairland" in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, around 1789, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia on December 15, 1787 but did not engage in extensive practice. He was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress, and served from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1801, declining to be a candidate for reelection in 1800. He moved to Pennsylvania, where he lived until his death near Leiperville. He is interred in the Friends Cemetery near Chester, Pennsylvania.

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