Thomas S. Bocock

Thomas S. Bocock (HM17HM)

Location: Appomattox, VA 24522 Appomattox County
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N 37° 24.697', W 78° 45.838'

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Thomas S. Bocock, lawyer and politician, wasborn in present-day Appomattox Co. (thenpart of Buckingham Co.) on 18 May 1815. In1846, he was elected to the U. S. House ofRepresentatives and served there until 1861.In 1859, Bocock was nominated for Speakerof the House, but withdrew after eight weeksof debate and multiple ballots failed to electa speaker. He served in the unicameralProvisional Confederate Congress (July 1861 - Feb. 1862) and as the only Speaker of theConfederate House of Representatives (Feb.1862 - Mar. 1865). After the Civil War,Bocock resumed his law practice and remainedactive in politics. He died at his nearbyhome, Wildway, on 5 Aug. 1891 and wasburied in the family cemetery there.
HM NumberHM17HM
Marker NumberMG-3
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 2:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 697889 N 4142882
Decimal Degrees37.41161667, -78.76396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.697', W 78° 45.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 41.82" N, 78° 45' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 State Rte 616, Appomattox VA 24522, US
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