Bragg, Thomas

Life Span
to
Full name
Thomas Bragg
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
8
Family
Thomas Bragg (father), Margaret Crossland (mother), Braxton Bragg (brother), Isabella M. Cuthbert (wife, 1837)
Education
Other
Other Education
Captain Partridge’s Military Academy, CT
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Confederate government (1861-65)
US Senate
Governor
State legislature
Local government

Thomas Bragg (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
BRAGG, Thomas, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., November 9, 1810; attended the Warrenton Academy; graduated from Captain Partridge’s Military Academy, Middletown, Conn.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Jackson, Northampton County, N.C.; member, State house of commons 1842-1843; prosecuting attorney for Northampton County; Governor of North Carolina 1855-1859; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1859, until March 6, 1861, when he withdrew; expelled from the Senate for support of the rebellion in 1861; chairman, Committee on Claims (Thirty-sixth Congress); appointed Attorney General of the Confederate States November 21, 1861, and served two years; resumed the practice of law; died in Raleigh, N.C., January 21, 1872; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
"Bragg, Thomas," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000759.
How to Cite This Page: "Bragg, Thomas," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5178.