WREN, Thomas, (1826 - 1904)


WREN, Thomas, a Representative from Nevada; born in McArthurstown, Ohio, January 2, 1826; received a common-school education; moved with his parents to Illinois; crossed the Plains to California in 1850; engaged in mining for three years; deputy clerk of Eldorado County, Calif., 1855-1857; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Downeyville, Calif.; moved to Nevada in 1863, where he resided successively in Austin, Hamilton, Pioche, Eureka, and Reno, being engaged in the practice of law at each place; city attorney of Austin 1874-1876; president and attorney for the Richmond Mining Co. in Eureka; member of the State house of representatives in 1875; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); resumed the practice of law; died in Reno, Nev., February 5, 1904; interment in the Masonic Cemetery.