Thomas Bibb

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Thomas Bibb
2nd Governor of Alabama
In office
July 10, 1820 – November 9, 1821
Preceded byWilliam Wyatt Bibb
Succeeded byIsrael Pickens
Personal details
Born(1783-05-08)May 8, 1783
Amelia County, Virginia
DiedSeptember 20, 1839(1839-09-20) (aged 56)
Mobile, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
SpouseParmelia Thompson Bibb

Thomas Bibb (May 8, 1783 – September 20, 1839) was the second governor of the US state of Alabama and served from 1820 to 1821. He was the president of the Alabama Senate when his brother, Governor William Wyatt Bibb, died in office on July 10, 1820, as a result of a fall from a horse. By his senatorial office and under the state constitution, Thomas Bibb took over as governor for the remainder of his brother's term. He did not seek election as governor but later served in the Alabama House of Representatives.

He was born in Amelia County, Virginia, in 1783. He grew up in Georgia before he moved to what later became Alabama. He was married to Parmelia Thompson from 1809 to his death on September 20, 1839.

Bibb owned Belle Mina, a slave-labor farm and plantation house in Belle Mina, Alabama.[1]


  1. ^ Alabama's Tapestry of Historic Places: An Inventory. Montgomery: Alabama Historical Commission. 1978. p. 99.
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Alabama
Succeeded by