|Name||Richard D. Spaight|
|Address|| Craven County|
New Bern, North Carolina , United States
|| March 25, 1758
|| September 06, 1802
Mar 25, 2013 06:23am
|Info||SPAIGHT, 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.