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Glascock, Thomas

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, Georgia on October 21, 1790. As a member of Congress, Glascock led a successful effort to ban debate over slavery in the U.S. House. After serving in Congress, Glascock lived in Decatur, Georgia until his death on May 19, 1841. In 1857, the Georgia General Assembly created a new county named in Glascock’s honor.