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  Spaight, Richard D.
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AffiliationAnti-Federalist  
 
NameRichard D. Spaight
Address Craven County
New Bern, North Carolina , United States
EmailNone
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Born March 25, 1758
Died September 06, 1802 (44 years)
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Last ModifiedChronicler
Mar 25, 2013 06:23am
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InfoSPAIGHT, Richard Dobbs, (father of Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr., and grandfather of Richard Spaight Donnell), a Delegate and a Representative from North Carolina; born in New Bern, N.C., March 25, 1758; received his early schooling in Ireland and attended the University of Glasgow in Scotland; returned home in 1778 and joined the Continental Army as aide-de-camp to General Caswell; member of the North Carolina House of Commons 1779-1783; Member of the Continental Congress 1783-1785; delegate to the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787 and to the state ratification convention in 1788

Governor (F-NC) 1792-1795

Federalist candidate for U.S. House, 1796

Changed parties to Anti-Federalist in 1797.

U.S. Representative (AF-NC) 1798-1801

NC Senate in 1801 and 1802

Wounded in a duel with John Stanly [Link] , his successor in Congress, from the effects of which he died on September 6, 1802, in New Bern, N.C.; interment in the family sepulcher at “Clermont,” near New Bern, N.C.

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Importance? 7.00000 Average

FAMILY
Daughter Margaret Spaight Donnell 0000-
Grandson Richard S. Donnell 1820-1867
Son Richard D. Spaight Jr. 1796-1850

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RACES
  11/25/1801 NC Governor Lost 0.56% (-66.29%)
  11/27/1800 NC US Senate Lost 4.60% (-49.43%)
  08/15/1800 NC District 10 Lost 39.94% (-20.12%)
  08/10/1798 NC District 10 Won 66.52% (+33.04%)
  08/02/1798 NC District 10 - Special Election Won 51.22% (+2.44%)
  08/12/1796 NC District 10 Lost 45.93% (-8.15%)
  12/00/1794 NC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/00/1793 NC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/11/1792 NC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/29/1791 NC Governor Lost 36.36% (-22.42%)
  08/00/1787 NC State House - Craven County Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  08/00/1786 NC State House - Craven County Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  11/19/1785 NC State House Speaker Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/00/1785 NC State House - Craven County Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  12/31/1784 NC Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1783 NC Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/01/1783 NC House - New Bern Town Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1782 NC Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/01/1782 NC House - New Bern Town Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/15/1781 NC House - New Bern Town Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/01/1779 NC House - New Bern Town - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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