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Thomas Graves Lawson (May 2, 1835 - April 16, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Born near Eatonton, Georgia, Lawson attended private schools and was graduated from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, in 1855. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Eatonton, Georgia. During the Civil War served two years in the Confederate States Army. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1861-1866, 1889, and 1890. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1877. He served as member of the board of trustees of Mercer University and the Eatonton Male and Female Academy. He served as judge of the superior courts of Ocmulgee circuit 1879-1887. He engaged in agricultural pursuits near Eatonton, Georgia from 1888 to 1891.

Lawson was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1897). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1896. He resumed agricultural pursuits in Putnam County, Georgia. He died in Eatonton, Georgia, April 16, 1912. He was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery.


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