Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868

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Waddy Thompson, a member of the Whig party of South Carolina, served in the state legislature, U. S. Congress, and as Minister to Mexico.

From the description of Waddy Thompson letter, 1848 Jan. 14. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 244566435

South Carolina politician; United States minister to Mexico, 1842-1844.

From the description of Waddy Thompson papers, 1823-1851 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23304922

American lawyer, politician, and a militia brigadier general. He was appointed minister to Mexico for the United States in 1842. He was largely reponsible for securing the release of 200 prisoners from Texas held in Mexico City.

From the description of Letter, 1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122461452

U.S. representative from South Carolina, lawyer, and diplomat.

From the description of Papers of Waddy Thompson, 1826-1882 (bulk 1840-1857). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79827715

Waddy Thompson (1798-1868) was a South Carolina politician and diplomat. He served as a member of the South Carolina legislature as a delegate from the Greenville District, 1826-1830; solicitor for the Western District; a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia; a member of the United States House of Representatives, 1835-1841; and United States Minister to Mexico, 1842-1844. He married first Emmala Butler and second Cornelia Jones.

From the guide to the Waddy Thompson Papers, ., 1823-1851, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

South Carolina attorney, plantation owner, legislator, and diplomat.

From the description of Letter : New Orleans, La., to A.P. Upshur, Washington, D.C., 1842 March 27. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32144194

Whig politician of South Carolina; state legislator; U.S. representative, 1835-1841; and ambassador to Mexico, 1842-1844.

From the description of Papers, 1756-1873. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20400178

Waddy Thompson, South Carolina statesman, was born in 1798, and died in 1868.

From the description of Papers, 1848-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863079

Born in Pickensville, South Carolina, Waddy Thompson, Jr. (1798-1868), graduated from South Carolina College in 1814. After admission to the bar in 1819, Thompson established a law practice in Edgefield. Actively involved in state and national politics, from 1826 through 1829, he served as member of the State House of Representatives and was subsequently elected solicitor general of the western circuit in 1830. Following his post as brigadier general of the South Carolina militia in 1832, Thompson filled the vacancy in the twenty-fourth Congress caused by the death of Warren Davis and served in the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth Congresses from 1835 through 1841. In 1842, he was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico, a position he occupied for two years.

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Thompson, Waddy, Jr., (1798-1868). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed on March 9, 2011. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000221 .

From the guide to the Thompson, Waddy, Papers, 1833-1848, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Born in Pickensville, South Carolina, Waddy Thompson, Jr. (1798-1868), graduated from South Carolina College in 1814.

After admission to the bar in 1819, Thompson established a law practice in Edgefield. Actively involved in state and national politics, from 1826 through 1829, he served as member of the State House of Representatives and was subsequently elected solicitor general of the western circuit in 1830. Following his post as brigadier general of the South Carolina militia in 1832, Thompson filled the vacancy in the twenty-fourth Congress caused by the death of Warren Davis and served in the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth Congresses from 1835 through 1841. In 1842, he was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico, a position he occupied for two years.

From the description of Thompson, Waddy, Papers, 1833-1848 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 773702956

S.C. Representative; U.S. Diplomat, and U.S. Representative; native of Greenville, S.C.; husband of Emmala Butler Thompson

Waddy Thompson (1798-1868) was a South Carolina politician and diplomat. He served as a member of the South Carolina legislature as a delegate from the Greenville District, 1826-1830; solicitor for the Western District; a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia; a member of the United States House of Representatives, 1835-1841; and United States Minister to Mexico, 1842-1844. He married first Emmala Butler and second Cornelia Jones.

From the description of Waddy Thompson papers, 1799-1978. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 700068867

Biographical Note

  • 1798, Sept. 8: Born, Pickensville, S.C.
  • 1814: Graduated, South Carolina College, Columbia, S.C.
  • 1819: Admitted to the bar
  • circa 1824: Married Emmala Butler
  • 1826: Elected to South Carolina state legislature from Greenville District
  • 1830: Became solicitor for the Western District of South Carolina
  • 1833: Made a brigadier general in the militia
  • 1835 - 1841 : Served in U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1842: Appointed minister to Mexico
  • 1844: Returned to the United States
  • 1846: Published Recollections of Mexico. New York: Wiley and Putnam
  • 1851: Married Cornelia Jones after death of first wife
  • 1867: Moved to Madison, Fla.
  • 1868, Nov. 23: Died, Tallahassee, Fla.

From the guide to the Waddy Thompson Papers, 1826-1882, (bulk 1840-1857), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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referencedIn McBee, William Pinckney, 1820-1860. William Pinckney McBee papers, 1819-1937. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883. J. Marion Sims Letters. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Waddy Thompson papers, 1799-1978. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Preston, William C. (William Campbell), 1794-1860. William C. Preston papers, 1817-1967. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Letter : New Orleans, La., to A.P. Upshur, Washington, D.C., 1842 March 27. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, Papers, 1833-1848 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Hamilton, James, 1786-1857. James Hamilton papers, 1820-1859. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1843 January 30, Washington, to Waddy Thompson [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1850 July 23, to Waddy Thompson. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Waddy Thompson Papers, 1826-1882, (bulk 1840-1857) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cortes, John F. Statement concerning conduct of Brantz Mayer while secretary of the United States legation to Mexico, 1843 Jan 21. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn McCord, David James, 1797-1855. David James McCord papers, 1815-1854. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Samuel Augustus Maverick Family Papers Col 12545 ., 1836-1909 Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
referencedIn Maverick, Samuel Augustus, 1803-1870. Letter, 1843. American Primers
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Waddy Thompson papers, 1823-1851 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Physick, Philip Syng, 1768-1837. ALS : near Rowlandsville, Md., 1829 July 13. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Richardson, John Peter, 1801-1864. John Peter Richardson papers, 1837-1844. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Papers, 1848-1865. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Britton, James L.,. James L. Britton collection, 1817-1889, (bulk 1829-1855). San Jacinto Museum of History
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Papers, 1756-1873. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Gen. Waddy Thompson, Mexico, 1842 July 9. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Papers of Waddy Thompson, 1826-1882 (bulk 1840-1857). Library of Congress
referencedIn Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863. Letter : to Waddy Thompson / by John J. Crittenden. 1843 Sept 18. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Letter, 1842 September 10, Mexico, to Daniel Webster, Washington. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Waddy Thompson letter, 1848 Jan. 14. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, Jr., 1798-1868. Thompson, Waddy, Papers, 1833-1848 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Letter to J.J. Crittenden : Mexico City : ALS, 1844 Jan. 4. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn King, Thomas Butler, 1800-1864. Autograph letter signed : "House of Representatives", to Gales & Seaton, 1840 Feb. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Letter, 1843. American Primers
creatorOf Waddy Thompson Papers, ., 1823-1851 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn James L. Britton collection MC010. 46636450., 1817-1889, (Bulk: 1829-1855) Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library,
referencedIn Rhett, Robert Barnwell, 1800-1876. Robert Barnwell Rhett papers, 1752-1953. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1850 February 4 [n.p.], to Waddy Thompson, National Hotel. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. [Papers] Greenville County Library System, Hughes Main
referencedIn Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859. Letter : to General Waddy Thompson / by John Young Mason, 1845 Jul 20. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Cortes, John F. Statement concerning conduct of Brantz Mayer while secretary of the United States legation to Mexico, 1843 Jan 21. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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Birth 1798-01-08

Death 1868-11-23

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