SKINNER, Thomas Gregory, (1842 - 1907)


“The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen” (detail), Once a Week newspaper, 1890, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SKINNER, Thomas Gregory, (brother of Harry Skinner), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., January 22, 1842; attended private schools, Friends Academy, Belvidere, N.C., Horners Military School, Oxford, N.C., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; entered the Confederate Army in May 1861 and served with the First Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers, until the close of the Civil War, attaining the rank of lieutenant; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Hertford, N.C.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress on November 20, 1883, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Walter F. Pool; reelected to the Forty-ninth Congress and served from November 20, 1883, to March 3, 1887; again elected to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Hertford, N.C.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892 and 1904; member of the State senate in 1899 and 1900; died in Baltimore, Md., on December 22, 1907; interment in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Hertford, N.C.