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Thomas Lanier Clingman

Born: Jul 27, 1812

Death: Nov 3, 1897

Birthplace: Huntsville

Nationality: United States

Thomas Lanier Clingman

Date of Birth : Jul 27, 1812
Date of Death : Nov 3, 1897
Birth Place : Huntsville

Thomas Lanier Clingman, known as the "Prince of Politicians," was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1843 to 1845 and from 1847 to 1858, and U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina between 1858 and 1861. During the Civil War he refused to resign his Senate seat and was one of ten senators expelled from the Senate in absentia. He then served as a general in the Confederate States Army.

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