Thomas M. Nelson

Thomas Maduit Nelson (September 27, 1782 – November 10, 1853) was a 19th-century politician from Virginia, United States.

Thomas M. Nelson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 18th congressional district
In office
December 4, 1816 – March 3, 1819
Preceded byThomas Gholson, Jr.
Succeeded byMark Alexander
Personal details
BornSeptember 27, 1782
Mecklenburg County, Virginia
DiedNovember 10, 1853(1853-11-10) (aged 71)
Columbus, Georgia
Resting placeLindwood Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1812-1815
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Major
Battles/warsWar of 1812


Born in Oak Hill, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Nelson attended the common schools as a child. During the War of 1812, he was commissioned a captain to the 10th Infantry Regiment and was later promoted to major in the 13th and 18th Infantry Regiments. After the war, he was reduced back to a captain and eventually resigned from his commission on May 15, 1815. Nelson was elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives to fill a vacancy in 1816, serving until 1819.

He died near Columbus, Georgia at age 71 and was interred there in Linwood Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Thomas M. Nelson (id: N000043)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Thomas M. Nelson at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 18th congressional district

1816 – 1819
Succeeded by