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  Davie, William R.
NameWilliam R. Davie
Address Halifax County
Halifax, North Carolina , United States
Born June 20, 1756
DiedNovember 08, 1820 (64 years)
Last ModifedChronicler
May 07, 2007 05:22pm
InfoDavie, William Richardson, 1756–1820, American Revolutionary soldier and statesman and son-in-law of Allen Jones. Davie was born in Egremont, Cumberland, England. During the American Revolution he served under Casimir Pulaski and later took part in the Carolina campaign, becoming Gen. Nathanael Greene's commissary general. After the war he practiced law in Halifax, N.C.

House of Commons (F-Halifax Town) 1786-1798; drafted (1789) the act for establishment of the Univ. of North Carolina.

Governor (F-NC) 1798–99

One of the peace commissioners John Adams sent (1799) to France after the XYZ Affair.

Relocated to SC c. 1805.

Nominated for Vice President by straight Federalists of Virginia in 1812, running on a ticket with Rufus King. This ticket did not contest any other state.

Davie died on his "Tivoli" estate in South Carolina. The newspaper the New York Columbian reported on 11/30/1820 that Davie had died on 11/8/1820.


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