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Thomas H. Blake

Thomas Holdsworth Blake (June 14, 1792 – November 28, 1849) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Calvert County, Maryland, Blake attended the public schools. He studied law in Washington, D.C.. He served as member of the militia of the District of Columbia which took part in the Battle of Bladensburg in 1814. He moved to Kentucky and thence to Indiana. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Terre Haute, Indiana. He served as prosecuting attorney and judge of the circuit court. Abandoned the practice of law to engage in business. He served as member of the State house of representatives.

Blake was elected as an Adams to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress. He was appointed Commissioner of the General Land Office by President Tyler on May 19, 1842, and served until April

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