FLOURNOY, Thomas Stanhope (1811-1883)

FLOURNOY, THOMAS STANHOPE, a Representative from Virginia; born in Prince Edward County, Va., December 15, 1811; was educated at Hampden-Sidney (Va.) College; engaged as a private teacher; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Halifax, Va., in 1834; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress and for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; unsuccessful candidate of the American Party for Governor in 1855; member of the secession convention in 1861 at Richmond; entered the Confederate Army, raised a company of Cavalry, and served as captain; promoted to colonel of the Sixth Virginia Cavalry; again an unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1863; after the war settled in Danville, Va., and practiced law; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876; died at his home in Halifax County, Va., March 12, 1883; interment in the family plot on his estate.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1855. 1 clipping.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: February 14, 1855. 1 letter.
Finding aid in repository.

The Rosenbach Museum and Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1848, 1 item.
A letter from Abraham Lincoln to Thomas S. Flournoy written on February 17, 1848. In the letter, Lincoln expresses his support for Zachary Taylor as the Whig candidate for president and assesses the Whigs' chances in the Illinois elections.