Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BROWNE, Thomas Henry Bayly (1844-1892)

BROWNE, THOMAS HENRY BAYLY, a Representative from Virginia; born at Accomac Court House, Accomac County, Va., February 8, 1844; instructed by private tutors; attended Hanover and Bloomfield Academies in Virginia; during the Civil War enlisted as a private in Company F, Thirty-ninth Regiment, Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Confederate Army; afterwards served as a private in Chew's battery of the Stuart Horse Artillery; was surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia in April 1865; was graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1867; admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Accomac, Va.; elected prosecuting attorney for Accomac County in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Accomac, Va., August 27, 1892; interment in Mount Curtis Cemetery.

Virginia State Library and Archives
Virginia Politicans' and Authors' Papers, Archives Branch
Richmond, VA
Papers: 1806-1902, 64 pages.
Correspondents include Thomas H. Bayly Browne. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: 1890, 1 page.
Includes a letter from Thomas Henry Bayly Browne to Charles Deacon dated January 11, 1890. In this letter, Thomas Browne sends his regrets for not being able to come to dinner.