Averett, Thomas Hamlet
Autograph Slip Signed 4-1/2 x 2 yellow Document bottom cut on diagonal mounted on larger buff paper
"Born near Halifax, Virginia, Averett attended the common schools. He served as a drummer boy in the War of 1812. He studied medicine. He was graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and practiced in Halifax and the adjacent counties. He served in the State senate in 1848 and 1849. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress.
Averett was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1853). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1852. He resumed the practice of medicine in Halifax County. He died near Halifax Court House, Virginia, June 30, 1855. He was interred in the family burial ground near Halifax Court House, Virginia.