Thomas Mann RANDOLPH, Congress, VA (1768-1828)


RANDOLPH, Thomas Mann, (son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson), a Representative from Virginia; born at “Tuckahoe,” in Goochland County, Va., October 1, 1768; received his early education from private teachers; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1785-1788; served in the State senate in 1793 and 1794; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); colonel of the Twentieth Infantry during the War of 1812; member of the State house of delegates, 1819, 1820, and 1823-1825; Governor of Virginia, 1819-1822; died at “Monticello,” the home of Thomas Jefferson, his father-in-law, on June 20, 1828; interment in the family burial ground.


Gaines, William Harris. Thomas Mann Randolph: Jefferson’s Son-in-Law. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1966.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present