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Thomas Mann Randolph Jr.

Member From: 1819 - 1825

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  • Birth Date: October 1, 1768 Birth Place:Tuckahoe Plantation, Goochland County
  • Death Date: June 20, 1828
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian, English
  • Spouse: Martha Jefferson, married 1790, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson
  • Children: Anne Cary Randolph (1791–1826)
    Thomas Jefferson Randolph (1792–1875)
    Ellen Wayles Randolph (1794–1795)
    Ellen Wayles Randolph (1796–1876). Named after deceased older sister.
    Cornelia Jefferson Randolph (1799–1871)
    Virginia Jefferson Randolph (1801–1882)
    Mary Jefferson Randolph (1803–1876)
    James Madison Randolph (1806–1834)
    Benjamin Franklin Randolph (1808–1871)
    Meriwether Lewis Randolph (1810–1837)
    Septimia Anne Randolph (1814–1887)
    George W. Randolph (1816–1867)
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  • Education: College of William & Mary (circa 1783); University of Edinburgh (Scotland)(1785-1788)
  • Military Service: Veteran of War of 1812, served as colonel of 20th Infantry Regiment (aka Colonel Randolph’s Corps); participated in November 7, 1813 assault on Fort Matilda along the St. Lawrence River.
  • Occupation/Profession: Planter
  • Additional Info: Son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson; married Martha “Patsy” Jefferson, eldest of six children by Jefferson’s wife, Martha Wayles Skelton. He was the first son-in-law of a Virginia Governor to be elected governor in his own right.
    His sisters included Mary Randolph, author of The Virginia House-Wife (1824), and Virginia Randolph Cary, author of Letters on Female Character (1828).​
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Governor of Virginia (1819-1822)
    Senate of Virginia (1793-1794)
    Member of Congress (March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807)
    Senate of Virginia (1793-1794)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1819-1820 Albemarle Armory
Roads and Internal Navigation
Schools and Colleges
1823-1824 Albemarle Penitentiary (Chair)
Roads and Internal Navigation
Schools and Colleges
1824-1825 Albemarle Penitentiary (Chair)
Militia Laws
Schools and Colleges

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