Thomas Clarke Theaker

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Thomas Clarke Theaker
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Preceded by William Lawrence
Succeeded by James R. Morris
Commissioner of United States Patent Office
In office
August 17, 1865 – January 20, 1868
Appointed by Andrew Johnson
Preceded by David P. Holloway
Succeeded by Elisha Foote
Personal details
Born (1812-02-04)February 4, 1812
York, Pennsylvania
Died July 16, 1883(1883-07-16) (aged 71)
Oakland, Maryland
Resting place Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport, Ohio
Political party Republican

Thomas Clarke Theaker (February 4, 1812 – July 16, 1883) was a U. S. Congressman and commissioner of the United States Patent Office.

Theaker was a native of York, Pennsylvania, but moved to Bridgeport, Ohio, in 1830, where he became a wheelwright and machinist. Elected as a Republican to represent the Seventeenth Congressional District of Ohio to the Thirty-Sixth Congress. He failed to win re-election in 1860, but was appointed to a seat on the U.S. Patent Office's Board of Appeals. On August 15, 1865, he was appointed commissioner of the Patent Office, a post he held until his resignation in January 1868.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Lawrence
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861
Succeeded by
James R. Morris