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Pennsylvania State Senate

Richard Thomas

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Congressional Biographies; Portrait, Miniature by James Peale, 1794, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Restricted



Session Position District Party
1791-1792 9 Federalist
1793-1794 9 Federalist
 Counties   Chester


1744 - 1832

Richard Thomas was born in West Whiteland, Chester County, Pa., December 30, 1744; educated at home by private teachers; served in the Revolutionary Army as colonel of the First Regiment, Chester County Volunteers; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Congresses (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1801); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Philadelphia, Pa., January 19, 1832; interment in the Friends Western Burial Ground.