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This Day in Georgia History

October 21, 1790

Thomas Glascock Born

Thomas Glascock, who would serve as a general in the War of 1812 and Seminole War, speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1835-1839), was born in Augusta. As a member of Congress, Glascock led a successful effort to ban debate over slavery in the U.S. House. In 1857, the Georgia General Assembly created a new county named in Glascock’s honor.