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  Thompson, Jacob
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameJacob Thompson
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Oxford, Mississippi , United States
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Born May 15, 1810
DiedMarch 24, 1885 (74 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Jun 25, 2015 02:06am
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InfoTHOMPSON, Jacob, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Leasburg, Caswell County, N.C., May 15, 1810; attended the public schools and Bingham Academy in Orange County; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1831; member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina in 1831 and 1832; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1834 and commenced practice in Pontotoc, Miss., in 1835; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1851); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Twenty-ninth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; appointed to the United States Senate in 1845, but never received the commission; appointed Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President Buchanan and served from March 6, 1857, to January 8, 1861, when he resigned; served as inspector general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; confidential agent of the Confederacy to Canada in 1864 and 1865; settled in Memphis, Tenn., in 1868 and managed the affairs of his extensive holdings; died in Memphis, Tenn., March 24, 1885; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.


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  10/07/1861 MS CSA Governor Lost 10.27% (-76.87%)
  03/09/1857 US Secretary of the Interior Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1851 MS - District 01 Lost 42.20% (-15.61%)
  12/22/1849 US House Speaker Lost 0.10% (-10.61%)
  11/06/1849 MS - District 01 Won 57.25% (+14.51%)
  12/06/1847 US House Speaker Lost 0.38% (-41.92%)
  11/02/1847 MS - District 01 Won 54.38% (+8.76%)
  06/01/1846 MS - At Large Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
  11/04/1845 MS - At Large Won 16.81% (+0.18%)
  11/07/1843 MS - At Large Won 14.97% (+0.65%)
  11/02/1841 MS - At Large Won 26.86% (+0.12%)
  11/05/1839 MS - At Large Won 26.89% (+0.00%)
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  12/22/1846 MS - At Large Special Election Won 0.00% (-47.30%)
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