Ochiltree, Thomas Peck

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Thomas Peck Ochiltree
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Thomas Peck Ochiltree (Congressional Biographical Directory)

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OCHILTREE, Thomas Peck, a Representative from Texas; born in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex., October 26, 1837; attended the public schools; volunteered in 1854 as a private in Capt. John G. Walker’s company of Texas Rangers in the campaign against the Apache and Comanche Indians in 1854 and 1855; admitted to the bar by special act of the Texas Legislature in 1857; clerk of the State house of representatives 1856-1859; secretary of the State Democratic convention in 1859; editor of the Jeffersonian in 1860 and 1861; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Charleston, S.C., and Baltimore, Md., in 1860; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army in the First Texas Regiment and was promoted successively to lieutenant, captain, and major; editor of the Houston Daily Telegraph 1866 and 1867; appointed commissioner of immigration for Texas in Europe 1870-1873; appointed United States marshal for the eastern district of Texas by President Grant January 8, 1874; elected as an Independent to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); moved to New York City and retired; died at Hot Springs, Bath County, Va., on November 25, 1902; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; reinterment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Westchester County, N.Y., November 8, 1903.
"Ochiltree, Thomas Peck," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=O000021.
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