|Name||Duncan K. McRae|
, North Carolina , United States
|| August 16, 1820
Oct 17, 2008 08:03pm
|Info||McRAE, Duncan Kirkland - Democratic politician in North Carolina. |
Born in Fayetteville NC on 8/16/1820.
Attended the University of Virginia and William and Mary.
Studied law with Robert Strange.
NC House (D-Cumberland) 1842-1843
Founded a short-lived Raleigh newspaper with Perrin Busbee, named the Democratic Signal, 1843
Served as consul with the Ambassador to France during the Pierce administration.
Candidate for Governor (ID-NC) 1858. Ran as the Land Distribution Democratic nominee, calling for public lands given by NC to the federal government in 1790 to be sold and the money granted to North Carolina.
Published a law journal in Memphis TN during Reconstruction, later moved to Chicago.
Returned to Wilmington NC in his later years.
Living as of 1880, when he gave a speech in Raleigh in favor of Winfield S. Hancock (Raleigh News and Observer, 9/19/1880.
John H. Wheeler, Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians, p.