NEWTON, Thomas, Jr., (1768 - 1847)


NEWTON, Thomas, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in Norfolk, Va., November 21, 1768; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the Virginia bar and commenced practice in Norfolk; member of the Virginia state house of delegates 1796-1799; elected as a Republican to the Seventh through the Seventeenth Congresses, and reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1829); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1804 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against John Pickering, judge of the United States District Court for New Hampshire; presented credentials as an Anti-Jacksonian Member-elect to the Twenty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1829, until March 9, 1830, when he was succeeded by George Loyall, who successfully contested the election; reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; chairman, Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Tenth through Fifteenth Congresses), Committee on Commerce (Sixteenth through Nineteenth Congresses); died in Norfolk, Va., on August 5, 1847; interment in St. Paul’s Churchyard.