CONGRESS(ES) 15th (1817-1819), 16th (1819-1821)
Thomas CULBRETH Biography
CULBRETH, Thomas, a Representative from Maryland; born in Kent County, Del., eight miles northeast of Greensboro, Md., April 13, 1786; attended the public schools and studied under private tutors; moved to Denton, Caroline County, Md., in 1806; was clerk in a store in Denton; member of the congressional committee at Hillsboro in 1810; member of the State house of delegates in 1812 and 1813; cashier of the State Bank at Denton in 1813; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress and for election in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; appointed chief judge of the Caroline County orphans’ court in 1822; clerk of the executive council of Maryland 1825-1838, and resided in Annapolis, Md.; returned to Denton, Md., 1838 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; soon afterward moved to “Orrell Farm,” near Greensboro, where he died April 16, 1843; interment in the family cemetery on the farm. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
External Research Collections
Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library Durham, NC Papers: 1832-1835, 5 items. The collection contains routine correspondence concerned with Thomas Culbreth’s office. Included is a letter from the U.S. Senator Henry Goldsborough on the principles of the Whig Party, 1834. New-York Historical Society New York, NY Papers: 1829-1832. 4 letters. Finding aid in repository.