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Jesse David Bright

  • Birth 18 Dec 1812 Norwich, Chenango County, New York, USA
  • Death 20 May 1875 Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 7527173

U.S. Senator. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced to practice law in Madison, Indiana. He was elected judge of the probate court of Jefferson County, in 1834, was U.S. Marshal for the district of Indiana, (1840-41), a member Indiana State Senate, (1841-43) and Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, (1843-45). In 1845, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving until 1862, when he was the only Senator expelled for being a Confederate States sympathizer during the Civil War. Moving to Kentucky, in 1863, he was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, in 1866 and president of the Raymond City Coal Company, (1871-75). He then relocated to Maryland, until his death at age 62.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 2 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7527173
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse David Bright (18 Dec 1812–20 May 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7527173, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .