US Congressman. A lawyer and planter in Georgia, he commanded a company of infantry during the 1836 Creek War. He was elected as an At-Large Delegate to the United States House of Representatives to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman George W. B. Towns, and served the remained of his term which was from January 2 to March 3, 1837. He unsuccessfully attempted to run for the seat again, but was successful in an 1838 attempt. He again served as an At-Large Delegate, serving his second term from 1839 to 1841. He moved to Alabama afterwards, and made another unsuccessful election attempt. He was a member of Alabama's 1861 Secession Convention, and passed away in 1863 at his plantation near Montgomery, Alabama, where he is buried.
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