|Name||Edward B. Dudley|
Wilmington, North Carolina , United States
|| December 15, 1789
|| October 30, 1855
Apr 10, 2009 06:36am
|Info||DUDLEY, Edward Bishop, a Governor of and Representative from North Carolina; born near Jacksonville, Onslow County, N.C., 12/15/1789; attended the local academy; member of the State house of commons 1811 and 1813; served in the State senate in 1814; during the War of 1812, served as lieutenant colonel of the Onslow Regiment of Volunteers; member of the State house of commons from Wilmington in 1816 and 1817 |
Presidential Elector (Peo-NC) 1824 and (D-NC) 1828, voting for Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun in both elections.
U.S. Representative (D-NC) 1829-1831
NC House of Commons 1834 and 1835
Organized the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad Co. and was its first president
Governor (W-NC) 1837-1841, being the first Governor elected by popular vote instead of by the legislature
Resumed his former railroad pursuits; died in Wilmington, N.C., 10/30/1855; interment in Oak Dale Cemetery.