Redd, Thomas S.

Born: 1808-XX-XX Kentucky

Thomas S. Redd was a sheriff, postmaster, state representative, and court clerk. He attended Transylvania University, and was part of its Preparatory Department in 1821. Much of his life was spent in public service. He served as sheriff for Fayette County, Kentucky, was appointed postmaster of the U.S. Post Office in Lexington in July 1841, and was a state representative for Fayette County in 1843. He also served as a clerk for the Fayette County Circuit Court at least as early as 1845. By 1850, he owned $12,000 in real estate. Recognized as a leading member of Lexington's community, after Henry Clay's death he served as part of a committee of citizens that escorted Clay's body back to Lexington.

A Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Transylvania University (Lexington: T. Smith, 1821), 11-12; William Henry Perrin, ed., History of Fayette County, Kentucky (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1882), 64, 66, 354; Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1832-1844, 12A:303, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Reports Communicated to Both Branches of the Legislature of Kentucky, at the December Session, 1845 (Frankfort, KY: A. G. Hodges, 1845), 296; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Fayette County, KY, 168.