Thomas Bragg


Thomas Bragg

Infobox US Cabinet official
name=Thomas Bragg


order=2nd
title=Confederate States Attorney General
term_start=November 21, 1861
term_end=March 18, 1862
predecessor=Judah P. Benjamin
successor=Thomas H. Watts
birth_date=birth date|1810|11|9|mf=y
birth_place=Warrenton, North Carolina, U.S.
death_date=death date and age|1872|1|21|1810|11|9|mf=y
death_place=Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
party=Democrat
spouse=
profession=Politician, Lawyer

Thomas Bragg (November 9, 1810ndash January 21, 1872) was a North Carolina politician and lawyer. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate States Cabinet. He was the older brother of General Braxton Bragg.

Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, Bragg attended Warrenton Academy and later graduated from Captain Partridge’s American Literary, Scientific & Military Academy. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice out of Jackson, North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly 1842 to 1843 and became prosecuting attorney for Northampton County. He successfully ran for Governor of North Carolina and served from 1855 to 1859. He then took a seat in the United States Senate, serving from 1859 until the start of the Civil War in 1861. He served as chairman of the Committee on Claims in the thirty-sixth congress. He was expelled for siding with the Confederacy. Confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed Bragg Attorney General of the Confederate States and served from 1861 until his resignation in 1862. He continued to practice law until his death in 1872. He was interned in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

External links

* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7147679 Thomas Bragg] at Find A Grave

###@@@KEY@@@###succession box
title=Governor of North Carolina
before = Warren Winslow
after= John Willis Ellis
years= 1855ndash 1859
U.S. Senator box
state=North Carolina
class=2
before=David Settle Reid
after=Joseph C. Abbott(1)
alongside=Thomas Lanier Clingman
years=1859ndash 1861
succession box
title=Confederate States Attorney General
before = Judah P. Benjamin
after= Thomas H. Watts
years= 1861ndash 1862


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