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Thomas Manson Norwood (April 26, 1830June 19, 1913) was a United States Senator and Representative and from Georgiamarker. Born in Talbot County, Georgiamarker, he pursued an academic course, and graduated from Emory College in 1850. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1852, commencing practice in Savannahmarker. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1851 to 1862 and was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1868. He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate and served from November 14, 1871, to March 3, 1877. He resumed the practice of law in Savannah, and was elected as a Representative to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth U.S. Congresses, serving from March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1889. He again resumed the practice of law, and was appointed judge of the city court of Savannah in 1896, serving twelve years. He returned to his country home,Hancock Hall, near Savannah, and died there in June 1913. Interment was in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah.


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