Thomas B. Coleman

Thomas B. Coleman (1795–1848) was an American politician. He served as the Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee from 1842 to 1843.

Early lifeEdit

Coleman was born in 1795.[1] His father was Joseph Coleman, and his mother was Ann M. Coleman.[1][2] However, he was not related to Joseph Coleman, who served as the first Mayor of Nashville from 1806 to 1809.[3]


Coleman was elected to the Nashville Board of Aldermen in 1835, and re-elected five times.[3] He served as Mayor of Nashville from 1842 to 1843.[1][2][4]

Personal life and deathEdit

Coleman married Margaret Stewart.[1] They had three sons, Thomas, Leroy, James, and one daughter, Mary J. Coleman.[1] He owned ten slaves.[3] He was a freemason.[3] He died in December 1848, and he is buried in the Nashville City Cemetery.[1][2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Van Dyke Stout
Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee
Succeeded by
Powhatan W. Maxey