Richard Dobbs Spaight, III

Richard Dobbs Spaight, III

Birth
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Death 17 Nov 1850 (aged 53–54)
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Burial New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8056265 · View Source
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US Governor, US Congressman. Spaight, the son of Constitution signer Richard Spaight, Sr., served as a member of the North Carolina state house of commons in 1819. He followed that as a state senator from 1820 to 1822. He was then elected as a U.S. Representative from North Carolina from 1823 to 1825. After leaving Congress, he once again became a state senator, this time for ten years. (1825-1835). From 1835 to 1836, he served, as his father had, as a Governor of North Carolina.

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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 3 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8056265
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Dobbs Spaight, III (1796–17 Nov 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8056265, citing Clermont Estate Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .