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Bocock, Thomas S., 1815-1891

 Person

Biographical Note

Thomas Salem Bocock (1815-1891) was a lawyer and politician. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1842 through 1844 and the U.S. House of Represensentatives from 1847 until 1861. As an owner of enslaved persons, he supported the Confederacy during the American Civil War, even serving in the Confederate House of Representatives from 1861 through 1865. After the war, Bocock served on the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College's Board of Visitors from 1873 through 1875, and he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from 1877 through 1879.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Records of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-01
Abstract The Records of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors includes unofficial minutes, correspondence, reports, Executive Committee minutes and reports, material from and about individual members of the Board, and reports to the Board of Visitors.
Dates: 1873-1879, 1888-ca. 1990s, 2002, 2009, undated