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Jacob Thompson

Politician
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Born May 15, 1810
Hometown the United States
Died Mar 24, 1885
Death Place City of Memphis

Jacob Thompson was a lawyer and politician who served as United States Secretary of the Interior from 1857 to 1861.

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CHILDHOOD

1810 Birth Born in Leasburg, North Carolina, in 1810, Thompson attended Bingham Academy in Orange County, North Carolina, and later went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina in 1831.

TWENTIES

1832 22 Years Old Afterwards, he served on the university faculty for a short time until he left to study law in 1832.
1834 24 Years Old He was admitted to the bar in 1834 and commenced practice in Pontotoc, Mississippi.
1839 29 Years Old Thompson got involved in politics and was elected to the 26th Congress, serving from 1839 to 1851.

THIRTIES

1845 35 Years Old He was appointed to the United States Senate in 1845, but never received the commission and the seat went to Joseph W. Chalmers. … Read More

FORTIES

1857 47 Years Old He lost reelection to the 32nd Congress and went back to practicing law until 1857, when newly elected President James Buchanan appointed Thompson United States Secretary of the Interior.

FIFTIES

1861 51 Years Old In the later years of the Buchanan administration, the cabinet members argued with one another on issues of slavery and secession. Thompson sided with the Confederacy and resigned as Interior Secretary in January 1861. … Read More
1864 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In March, 1864, Jefferson Davis asked Thompson to lead a secret delegation in Canada. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1885 75 Years Old Died on March 24, 1885.
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