Blake, Thomas H. (Thomas Holdsworth), 1792-1849

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Thomas Holdsworth Blake was an attorney, U.S. congressman from Indiana, and Commissioner of the General Land Office. Blake was born in Maryland and studied law in Washington, D.C. where he was a member of the District of Columbia militia. During the War of 1812, his unit fought at the Battle of Bladensburg in 1814. After the war, he moved to Kentucky and subsequently to Terre Haut, Indiana where he practiced law and was a circuit judge. Blake was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1827 and served one term. President John Tyler appointed Blake Commissioner of the General Land Office in 1842 and he served until 1845. Blake was made president of the Erie and Wabash Canal Co. and visited England as Indiana's financial agent. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio.

From the description of Thomas Holdsworth Blake letter, 1843 Nov. 25. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70696871

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referencedIn Moore, Samuel. Samuel Moore papers, 1823-1953. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Blake, Thomas H. (Thomas Holdsworth), 1792-1849. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1814. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Blake, Thomas Holdsworth, 1792-1849. Thomas Holdsworth Blake letter, 1843 Nov. 25. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Rector, Henry M. (Henry Massey), 1816-1899. H.M. Rector letters, 1844-1894. Arkansas History Commission, Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Sands, Lewis H., 1805-1861. Letter and Clipping, 1828. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Thayer, George W. Lucius Lyon papers, 1770-1934, bulk 1833-1851. William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Lucius Lyon papers (1770-1934, bulk 1833-1851) William L. Clements Library
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associatedWith Moore, Samuel. person
associatedWith Newcomb, F. D. person
correspondedWith Rector, Henry M. (Henry Massey), 1816-1899. person
associatedWith Sands, Lewis H., 1805-1861. person
associatedWith Thayer, George W. person
associatedWith Thayer, George W. person
associatedWith Tyler, John, 1790-1862. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)
Donaldsonville (La.)
United States
United States
Baton Rouge (La.)


Birth 1792-06-14

Death 1849-11-28



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