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  Saunders, Romulus M.
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameRomulus M. Saunders
Address Wake County
Raleigh, North Carolina , United States
EmailNone
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Born March 03, 1791
Died April 21, 1867 (76 years)
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Apr 27, 2008 07:53pm
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InfoSAUNDERS, Romulus Mitchell, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Milton, Caswell (then Orange) County, N.C., March 3, 1791; attended the common schools and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1809-1811; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Nashville, Tenn., in 1812 and commenced practice in Milton, N.C.; member of the state house of commons in 1815, 1817, and 1819, and served two years as speaker; trustee of the University of North Carolina 1819-1864; moved to Raleigh, N.C., in 1823

U.S. Representative (DR, D-NC) 1821-1827

Attorney General (D-NC) 1828-1831

Judge of the superior court 1835-1840

Unsuccessful candidate for Governor (D-NC) 1840

U.S. Representative (D-NC) 1841-1845; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Twenty-eighth Congress)

Unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1842 and 1852

Minister to Spain 1846-1849

NC House 1850-1852

Temporary Chairman, Democratic National Convention of 1852

Judge of the superior court of North Carolina 1852-1856; member of the board of commissioners to revise the laws of North Carolina; died in Raleigh, N.C., April 21, 1867; interment in Old City Cemetery.

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