Wiley, Samuel T. Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Chicago: John M. Gresham & Co., 1889.
SEARIGHT, Thomas Brownfield, a Representative from Fayette County; born, February 20, 1827 in Menallen Township, Fayette County, Pa.; attended, Dr. Wilson’s Academy; attended, Madison College, Uniontown, Pa.; graduated, Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), 1848; lawyer (1850-1899); co-publisher and editor, Genius of Liberty (1851-1853); unsuccessful campaign, prothonotary, Fayette County (1854); elected, Prothonotary, Fayette County (1857-1863, 1881-1887); elected, delegate, Democratic State Convention (1857, 1860, 1863, 186*, 1892); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1864, 1884); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1864 and 1865 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1866 term; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1867-1869); founder, The Paper, Pittsburgh, Pa. (1870-1871); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1872); Presidential appointee, Surveyor General of Colorado, United States Department of the Interior (1874-1876); unsuccessful campaign, United States Census Supervisor (1880); unsuccessful campaign, judge, Fayette County (1883, 1887); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1894); died, April 8, 1899 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interred, Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Searight, Thomas B. Old Pike. Self-published, 1894.