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Thomas McDill was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


McDill was born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania in July 1815. During the American Civil War, he served with the 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army. He achieved the rank of captain. McDill was married to the former Mary Ruth Harris. He died in 1889.

Alexander S. McDill, his brother, was a member of the United States House of Representatives. In addition, George Edward McDill, his son, held a number of political positions.

Political career

McDill was a member of the Assembly during the 1867, 1871, 1879 and 1880 sessions. From 1848 to 1856, he was an elected Sheriff of Portage County, Wisconsin. While still located in the Wisconsin Territory, he had been appointed Sheriff by Governor Henry Dodge in 1847. Additionally, McDill was County Judge, County Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Portage County and Chairman of the Town Board (similar to city council) of Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin. In 1876, he was a candidate for the Wisconsin State Senate, losing to Henry Mumbrue. A Republican, he was affiliated with the National Union Party.

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