Biography of Thomas H. Armstrong
Member of Ohio General Assembly - House of Representives

THOMAS H. ARMSTRONG, of Belmont, was born in Belmont county, September 4, 1831. He received his college education at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania. He then pursued the study of medicine, graduating at Starling Medical College in the year 1855, since which time he has been engaged in the practice of his profession at, or near, Powhattan, Ohio, with the exception of one year, 1857, which he spent in Fairfield, Jefferson county, Iowa.

During the Rebellion Mr. Armstrong was examined, with a party of about seventy five, for the position of surgeon in the army, and only four out of the seventy five passed an examination for Chief Surgeon, he being one of the four, not only this, but he stood first most thorough of these four. This surely speaks well for him as a medical man. In addition to his practice, he owns a drug store in Powhattan.

He was married in 1859. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. Armstrong does not pretend to be a politician, although he has always been an active Republican. He was made a candiidate for the place he now holds without effort on his part, not even being present at the convention. The county from which he comes is a Democratic county, but Mr. Armstrong ran on the Republican ticket, receiving a majority of three hundred and sixty two votes.

Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872

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