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Thomas Newton Jr. (November 21, 1768 – August 5, 1847) was an American politician. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia.

Thomas Newton Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byGeorge Loyall
Succeeded byGeorge Loyall
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 9, 1830
Preceded byEdward B. Jackson
Succeeded byGeorge Loyall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byHugh Nelson
Succeeded byWilliam Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1813
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byJames Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Preceded byJosiah Parker
Succeeded byAnthony New
Chairman of the Committee on Commerce
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 4, 1827
Preceded byHimself
as Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures
Succeeded byChurchill Caldom Cambreleng
Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures
In office
March 4, 1807 – March 4, 1819
Preceded byJacob Crowninshield
Succeeded byHimself
as Chairman of the Committee on Commerce
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Norfolk Borough
In office
1796–1798
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byRobert Taylor
In office
1794
Preceded byThomas Mathews
Succeeded byHimself
Personal details
Born(1768-11-21)November 21, 1768
Norfolk, Virginia
DiedAugust 5, 1847(1847-08-05) (aged 78)
Norfolk, Virginia
Political partyAnti-Jacksonian (1829 – onwards)
Other political
affiliations
Adams Party (1825–1829)
Democratic-Republican (until 1825)
Professionpolitician, lawyer

BiographyEdit

Newton was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1796 to 1799. He served as a Democratic-Republican in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1801, to March 9, 1830, losing his seat when George Loyall contested his election. He regained his seat at the next election and served a final term from March 4, 1831, to March 3, 1833. In the bitterly contested 1824 presidential election, Newton was the only Virginia representative to support the Adams-Clay coalition.

Electoral historyEdit

  • 1823; Newton was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1825; Newton was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1827; Newton was re-elected with 64.28% of the vote, defeating Independent George Loyall.
  • 1829; Newton was re-elected with 50.35% of the vote, but the election was invalidated and Loyall was seated.
  • 1831; Newton was re-elected with 51.01% of the vote, defeating Jacksonian Loyall.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Josiah Parker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 11th congressional district

1801–1803
Succeeded by
Anthony New
Preceded by
District established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 20th congressional district

1803–1813
Succeeded by
James Johnson
Preceded by
Hugh Nelson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 21st congressional district

1813–1823
Succeeded by
William Smith
Preceded by
Edward B. Jackson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st congressional district

1823–1830
Succeeded by
George Loyall
Preceded by
George Loyall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st congressional district

1831–1833
Succeeded by
George Loyall
Political offices
Preceded by
Jacob Crowninshield
Massachusetts
Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures
1807–1819
Succeeded by
Himself
as Chairman of the Committee on Commerce
Preceded by
Himself
as Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures
Chairman of the Committee on Commerce
1819–1827
Succeeded by
Churchill Caldom Cambreleng
New York