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 Jesse Bledsoe

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Jesse Bledsoe

Birth
Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
Death 25 Jun 1836 (aged 60)
Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 173017901 View Source
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A US Senator from Kentucky; born in Culpeper County, Va., April 6, 1776; when quite young moved with an elder brother to Kentucky; attended Transylvania Seminary and Transylvania University, Lexington Ky.; studied law in Lexington; admitted to the bar about 1800 and commenced practice; appointed secretary of state 1808; member, State house of representatives 1812; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1813; resignation offered December 24, 1815, but remained on Senate payroll until January 14, 1815; seat declared vacant January 20, 1815; member, State senate 1817-1820; judge of the Lexington circuit in 1822; settled in Lexington and was professor of law in Transylvania University; minister in the Disciples Church; moved to Mississippi in 1833 and to Texas in 1835; died near Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex., June 25, 1836.


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