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Thomas Charles Fuller (February 27, 1832 – October 20, 1901) was a prominent politician of the Confederate States of America and later a federal judge.


Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, he was the youngest of three children born to Thomas, a merchant, and Catherine Eleanor (Raboteau) Fuller. After his father's premature death, Fuller's mother moved the family to Louisburg, where her husband was originally from. Fuller attended the University of North Carolina from 1849 to 1851 and later returned to Fayetteville and established a law practice there with his brother Bartholomew.[1]

Upon the outbreak of the American Civil War he served as a colonel in the Confederate Army. He represented North Carolina in the Second Confederate Congress from 1864 to 1865.

In 1890, President Benjamin Harrison appointed Fuller as a justice of the United States Court of Private Land Claims.[2]


  1. Raney, Carolyn F.; Mena F. Webb. "Fuller, Bartholomew". in William S. Powell. Dictionary of North Carolina Biography. 2. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press. pp. 247–48.,%20Bartholomew&type=dncb&id=pn0000552&projid=. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  2. "Judge Thomas C. Fuller.". New York Times. October 21, 1901. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 

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