FULLER, Thomas James Duncan (1808-1876)

FULLER, THOMAS JAMES DUNCAN, a Representative from Maine; born in Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vt., March 17, 1808; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Calais, Maine; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1857); chairman, Committee on Commerce (Thirty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; appointed by President Buchanan as Second Auditor of the Treasury and served from April 15, 1857, to August 3, 1861; engaged in the practice of law before the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Claims in Washington, D.C.; died, while on a visit to his son, near Upperville, Fauquier County, Va., February 13, 1876; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 10 letters (1866-1868) in the Horatio Collins King collection.
Copies of personal correspondence. Finding aid in repository.


University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Peter Grayson Washington Papers, 1846-1870, 25 items.
Correspondents include Thomas J.D. Fuller.

  • Fuller, Thomas James Duncan. Speech of Hon. T. J. D. Fuller, of Maine, in the House of Representatives, March 30, 1852, on the Homestead bill. [Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1852].