McCreery, Thomas C.

Thomas C. McCreery, of Owensboro, was born in Ky., 1817; was a student at Centre College, Danville, Ky.; studied law, but turned his attention to agricultural pursuits; was a candidate for presidential elector in 1852, and defeated; but in 1860, was elected, and voted for Breckinridge and Lane; was elected U. S. senator, Feb., 1868, as a Democrat, vice James Guthrie, resigned, and served until March 4, 1871 (see Collins’ Annals, p. 186); and again elected, Dec. 19, 1871 (see same, p. 221), for six years from March 4, 1873 to 1879. He is an elegant, forcible, and popular speaker.

Source: Collins historical sketches of Kentucky. History of Kentucky,Lewis Collins,  revised and enlarged by Richard H. Collins, Collins & Co., Covington, Ky, 1874.