Description

Black and white sketch of Thomas S. Drew, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

From peddler to governor

Thos. S. Drew

Born 1802 in Wilson County, Tennessee… Came into Arkansas as a peddler.. Settled on Ouachita River near Camden and farmed… Was clerk of Clark Co… Moved to Lawrence Co. and represented that county in constitutional convention of 1836...

When Elias N. Conway refused the nomination for governor in 1844, he advised the selection of T.S. Drew of Independence County.... Drew was elected and re-elected 1848... At the end of the first year of his second term his fortune was gone and he was unable to support his family on meagre governor's salary of $1800... Resigned and then returned to farming... He moved to California, joining the gold rush but failed to retrieve his fortunes... Drifted into Texas.... Died at Lampassas, Texas, in 1880..

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 21

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Thomas S. Drew, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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