US Con -Shannon, Thomas Bowles - U.S. Congressman, CA

Thomas Bowles Shannon:
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Born: September 21, 1827
Birthplace: Westmoreland County Pennsylvania
Father: William Shannon 1795 –
Mother: Nancy Ann Bowles 1804 – 1875

Wife: Avis E. Folger 1838 – 1917
(Buried: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Colma California)

Children:
Frank Shannon 1860 – 1862
(Buried: Meadow Valley Cemetery Meadow Valley California)
India Scott Shannon Howard 1874 – 1934
(Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco California)


Political Party: Republican Party

Occupation before War:

Mercantile Businessman in California
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1859 – 1860: Member of California State Assembly

Civil War Career:
1862: Member of California State Assembly
1863 – 1865: United States Congressman from California
1863 – 1865: Chairman House Interior Department Expenditures Committee
1863 – 1865: Member House Indian Affairs Committee
1864: Choose not to be a candidate for renomination to U.S. Congress
1865: Voted in support of 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1869: United States Surveyor for Port of San Francisco
1871 – 1872: Member of California State Assembly
1872 – 1880: United States Collector of Customs in San Francisco
1880 – 1897: Mercantile Businessman in San Francisco California


Died: February 21, 1897
Place of Death: San Francisco California
Age at time of Death: 69 years old
Burial Place: Woodlawn Memorial Park Colma California



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