Thomas M. Ferrell

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Thomas Merrill Ferrell
Thomas M. Ferrell (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
From Volume I of 1900's Biographical, Genealogical and Descriptive History of the First Congressional District of New Jersey.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byGeorge M. Robeson
Succeeded byGeorge Hires
Member of the New Jersey Senate
In office
1880-1881
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
1879-1880
Personal details
BornJune 20, 1844
Glassboro, New Jersey
DiedOctober 20, 1916(1916-10-20) (aged 72)
Glassboro, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic

Thomas Merrill Ferrell (June 20, 1844 – October 20, 1916) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885.

Born in Glassboro, New Jersey, Ferrell attended the common schools and completed an academic course. Ferrell was elected a member of the Glassboro township committee in 1872 and 1873. He served as president of Hollow Ware Glassworkers' Association 1878–1883. He served as member of the school board 1885–1890, serving as its president in 1887. He served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1879 and 1880, and as a member of the New Jersey Senate in 1880 and 1881.

Ferrell was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1885, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he was employed as a glassware salesman. He died in Glassboro, New Jersey, October 20, 1916, and was interred in Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Thomas M. Ferrell (id: F000089)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Thomas Merrill Ferrell at The Political Graveyard
  • Thomas Merrill Ferrell at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George M. Robeson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
George Hires