Jesse Speight

Jesse Speight

Birth
Greene County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 May 1847 (aged 51)
Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 9768502 · View Source
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Representative from North Carolina and a Senator from Mississippi; born in Greene County, N.C., September 22, 1795; attended the country schools; member, State house of commons 1820, and served as speaker; member, State senate 1823-1827; elected from North Carolina to the Twenty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for renomination; moved to Plymouth, Mississippi.; member, State senate 1841-1844, and served as president; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate from Mississippi and served from March 4, 1845, until his death; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Twenty-ninth Congress


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  • Maintained by: Dixie
  • Originally Created by: Family Tree Shaker
  • Added: 7 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9768502
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Speight (22 Sep 1795–1 May 1847), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9768502, citing Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Dixie (contributor 46967647) .