Warrenton, North Carolina , United States
|| December 17, 1757
|| June 29, 1837
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|Info||MACON, Nathaniel - (uncle of Willis Alston and Micajah Thomas Hawkins, and great-grandfather of Charles Henry Martin), a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina; born near Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., 12/17/1757; pursued classical studies and attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University); served in the Revolutionary War |
NC Senate 1781-82, 1784
Moved to a plantation on the Roanoke River
Elected in 1785 to the Continental Congress but declined to serve
U.S. Representative (AF, DR-NC) 1791-12/13/1815. Served three terms as U.S. House speaker. Chairman,
Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Fifth Congress), Committee on Claims (Sixth Congress), Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirteenth Congress). Resigned on 12/13/1815, having been elected to the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Senator (DR-NC) 12/13/1815-11/14/1828. Elected to complete the term of Sen. Francis Locke. President pro tempore of the Senate during the Nineteenth Congress; chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations (Fifteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses), Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense (Seventeenth Congress). Resigned from office on 11/14/1828.
Candidate for U.S. Vice President in the 1824 election.
President of the State constitutional convention in 1835
Presidential Elector (D-NC) 1836; presided over the meeting of the Presidential Electors in NC as his last public function.
Died at "Buck Spring," near Macon, Warren County, N.C., June 29, 1837; interment at "Buck Spring."
Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1950-0.