Thomas Stanhope FLOURNOY, Congress, VA (1811-1883)


FLOURNOY, Thomas Stanhope, a Representative from Virginia; born in Prince Edward County, Va., December 15, 1811; was educated at Hampden-Sidney (Va.) College; engaged as a private teacher; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Halifax, Va., in 1834; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress and for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; unsuccessful candidate of the American Party for Governor in 1855; member of the secession convention in 1861 at Richmond; entered the Confederate Army, raised a company of Cavalry, and served as captain; promoted to colonel of the Sixth Virginia Cavalry; again an unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1863; after the war settled in Danville, Va., and practiced law; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876; died at his home in Halifax County, Va., March 12, 1883; interment in the family plot on his estate.

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