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Thomas J. Rusk

Thomas J. RuskAKA Thomas Jefferson Rusk

Born: 5-Dec-1803
Birthplace: Pendleton, SC
Died: 29-Jul-1857
Location of death: Nacogdoches, TX
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator, committed suicide

Military service: Republic of Texas Militia (Brigadier General)

Father: John Rusk (stonemason)
Mother: Mary Sterritt Rusk
Brother: David Rusk (d. 1877)
Sister: Esther Sterritt
Sister: Mary
Sister: Nancy
Sister: Jane
Sister: Rachel
Wife: Mary Frances Cleveland ("Polly", m. 1827, d. 23-Apr-1856 tuberculosis)
Son: John Cleveland
Son: Cicero

    Administrator: Nacogdoches University

    US Senator, Texas (1846-57)
    Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas (1840)
    Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas
    Freemasonry Milam Lodge No. 40, Nacogdoches, TX (1837)
    State Bar of Georgia 1825
    Signatory to the Texas Declaration of Independence
    Shot: Self-Inflicted rifle (29-Jul-1857)
    Irish Ancestry Paternal

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