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John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne
Birth: Apr. 24, 1809
Natchez
Adams County
Mississippi, USA
Death: May 17, 1884
Natchez
Adams County
Mississippi, USA

US Congressman, Historian, and Author. The son of General Ferdinand L. Claiborne, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1825 and began practice in Natchez. He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1830 to 1834. In 1834 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Jacksonian and served one term, March, 1835 to March, 1837. The results of the 1836 election were challenged, resulting in a delay in the start of his new term. He resumed his seat in July, 1837, serving until February, 1838, when the
election was declared invalid and Claiborne vacated his seat. He then became Editor of the Natchez Statesman and Gazette and the Mississippi Free Trader newspapers, and later edited several newspapers in New Orleans. A white supremacist, in his editorials he defended slavery and upheld the right of states to leave the union, though he opposed secession. After returning to Mississippi he became active as a historian and authored several works on Mississippi, including 1880's "Mississippi as a Province, Territory, and State". J.F.H. Claiborne was the grandnephew of Representative Thomas Claiborne, the nephew of Congressman Nathaniel H. Claiborne and Governor William C.C. Claiborne, and the cousin of Representatives John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne(bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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Trinity Cemetery
Natchez
Adams County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jul 26, 2008
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John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne
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