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Robert Taylor Thorp

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Robert Taylor Thorp
Robert Taylor Thorp.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th district
In office
March 23, 1898 – March 3, 1899
Preceded bySydney P. Epes
Succeeded bySydney P. Epes
In office
May 2, 1896 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byWilliam R. McKenney
Succeeded bySydney P. Epes
Personal details
Born(1850-03-12)March 12, 1850
Oxford, North Carolina
DiedNovember 26, 1938(1938-11-26) (aged 88)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Resting placeForest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia
Political partyRepublican
Professionlawyer

Robert Taylor Thorp (March 12, 1850 – November 26, 1938) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

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Biography

Born near Oxford, North Carolina, Thorp attended Horner Academy, Oxford, North Carolina, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1870. He was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Boydton, Virginia, in 1871. Commonwealth attorney for that county 1877-1895. He successfully contested as a Republican the election of William R. McKenney to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from May 2, 1896, to March 3, 1897. He successfully contested the election of Sydney P. Epes to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from March 23, 1898, to March 4, 1899. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress. He moved to Norfolk, Virginia, and continued the practice of law. He moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 1934 and died November 26, 1938. He was interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia.

Sources

  • United States Congress. "Robert Taylor Thorp (id: T000244)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William R. McKenney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th congressional district

1896–1897
Succeeded by
Sydney P. Epes
Preceded by
Sydney P. Epes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th congressional district

1898–1899
Succeeded by
Sydney P. Epes
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