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Drake, Thomas J., lawyer, journalist, jurist, was born April 18, 1799, in Scipio, N.Y. In 1822 he settled at Pontiac. Mich., and was a leading lawyer for more than fifty years. He was n member of the territorial council in 1828-31; he was state senator in 1839-41; and acting governor in 1841-42. He was prosecuting attorney; register of probate; presidential elector in 1840 and 1856; and chief justice of the territory of Utah in 1862-69. He died April 20, 1875, in Pontiac, Mich.