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Favorable or Unfavorable #62: Thomas S. Bocock


Favorable or Unfavorable #62: Thomas S. Bocock  

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TS Bocock of VA is obscure today, but he was certainly a major figure in the 1860s. He was the Speaker of the House for the Confederacy for almost its entire history. 

His actions:

Bocock, Thomas S 1856 Praises Brooks caning of Sumner
Bocock, Thomas S 1860 Initial frontrunner for Speaker, but support collapses by ballot 44
Bocock, Thomas S 1861 joins the Confederacy, where he'll serve as Speaker of the CSA House from 1862-1865
Bocock, Thomas S 1867 Helped form the Conservative Party of Virginia to compete with Reconstr Republicans in the state
Bocock, Thomas S 1877 becomes one of the architects of Jim Crow Laws when serving in the VA state legislature
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