Thomas Bibb
Governor Thomas Bibb.jpg
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
ProfessionPolitician

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 virtue of his senatorial office and in accordance with the State Constitution, Thomas Bibb took over as governor for the remainder of his brother's term. He did not seek election as governor on his own 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.

Bibb was an ancestor of James C. Gardner, a Louisiana politician who served as the mayor of Shreveport from 1954 to 1958. Julia Pleasants and David Creswell, Gardner's maternal great-grandparents, married in 1854 at Bibb's columned plantation house, Belle Mina, in Limestone County near Huntsville, Alabama.

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Political offices Preceded byWilliam Wyatt Bibb Governor of Alabama 1820–1821 Succeeded byIsrael Pickens