FORT, Tomlinson, (1787 - 1859)


FORT, Tomlinson, a Representative from Georgia; born in Warrenton, Warren County, Ga., July 14, 1787; completed preparatory studies; studied medicine; was graduated from the Philadelphia Medical College, and commenced practice in 1810; captain of a volunteer company in the War of 1812; member of the State house of representatives 1818-1826; elected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); resumed the practice of medicine in Milledgeville, Ga.; president of the State Bank of Georgia in 1832, which position he held until his death in Milledgeville, Ga., May 11, 1859; interment in the City Cemetery.