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Thomas Fletcher (American politician, born 1779)

Thomas Fletcher (October 21, 1779 - unknown) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Fletcher settled in Montgomery County, Kentucky. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1803, 1805, and 1806. He served in the War of 1812 as major of Kentucky Volunteers under General Harrison.

Fletcher was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States James Clark (December 2, 1816 – March 3, 1817). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1816.

Fletcher was again elected a member of the State house of representatives and served in 1817, 1820, 1821, 1823, and 1825. He died near Sharpsburg, Kentucky. He was interred in a private burial ground near Sharpsburg, Kentucky.


  • United States Congress. "Thomas Fletcher (id: F000204)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
David Trimble