US Congressman. He is remembered as an American politician during the 19th century. Before entering politics, he was a land surveyor. During the War of 1812, he served as a Lieutenant in Captain William Dooley's Company of the 2nd Regiment, West Tennessee Militia. As a Jeffersonian Republican, he was elected as a Representative from Tennessee to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1823 to 1827, serving first as an At-Large delegate from 1823 to 1825, then from the 9th District from 1825 to 1827. He changed his political party to Jacksonian. In 1826 he lost a re-election bid for the seat to frontiersman Davy Crockett. Previous to his Congressional term, he has served in the Tennessee State Senate in 1817, and after his Congressional term ended he served in the Tennessee State House of Representatives from 1841 to 1843. He married Leah Reagan Alexander and the couple had eleven children.
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