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Thomas Walker Gilmer (April 6, 1802February 28, 1844) was an American statesman. http://www. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... --69. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Born in Gilmerton, Virginia, Gilmer studied law, practiced in Charlottesville, Virginia, and served for many years in the Virginia House of Delegates (1829–1836, 1839–1840), for two sessions as speaker. From 1840 until 1841 he served as Governor of Virginia. In 1841 he entered the 27th U.S. Congress, and although he had been elected as a Whig, sustained President John Tyler's vetoes. He was re-elected to the 28th Congress as a Democrat in 1842 by a close vote. His competitor, William L. Goggin, contested the result without success. Nickname: C-Ville Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Albemarle County Founded 1762 Mayor David E. Brown Area    - City 26. ... The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... Tim Kaine, the current Governor The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... (Redirected from 27th Congress) Twenty-seventh United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... The United States Whig Party was a political party of the United States. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1969 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... John Tyler (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) was the tenth (1841-1845) President of the United States. ... (Redirected from 28th Congress) Twenty-eighth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


He was married to Anne E. Baker, daughter of John Baker of West Virginia. There are several persons known by the name John Baker: John Baker is a British novelist. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...


As one of President Tyler's close Virginia allies in Washington, Gilmer was involved in the effort by the Tyler Administration to make the annexation of Texas the basis for his failed bid for reelection in 1844. On February 15, 1844, he was appointed by Tyler to be U.S. Secretary of the Navy, and resigned his seat in congress on February 18 to enter on the duties of the office, but 10 days later was killed by the bursting of a gun on board USS Princeton while on a tour of the Potomac River. His death meant the loss of a valuable ally for Tyler and some historians suggest that it may have delayed the Texas annexation effort. February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The first Princeton was the first screw steam warship in the United States Navy. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ...


He is buried at Mount Air Cemetery in Albemarle County, Virginia. Two ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Gilmer in his honor. Also, Gilmer County, West Virginia and an academic building at the University of Virginia, Gilmer Hall, and the city of Gilmer, Texas are also named in his honor. (Gilmer is the county seat of Upshur County, Texas, named after Abel Parker Upshur, another victim of the USS Princeton explosion.) Location in the state of Virginia Formed Seat Charlottesville Area  - Total  - Water 1,881 km² (726 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... USN redirects here. ... Two ships in the United States Navy have been named USS Gilmer for Thomas Walker Gilmer. ... Gilmer County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Gilmer is a city located in Upshur County, Texas. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Upshur County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Abel Parker Upshur (June 17, 1790–February 28, American statesman. ...


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Thomas Walker Gilmer - definition of Thomas Walker Gilmer in Encyclopedia (174 words)
Born in Gilmerton, Virginia; he studied law, practiced in Charlottesville, Virginia, and served for many years in the Virginia House of Delegates (1829–1836, 1839–1840), for two sessions as speaker.
He is buried at Mount Air Cemetery in Albermarle County, Virginia.
USS Gilmer (DD-233) was named in his honor.
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