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  Stokes, Montfort
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameMontfort Stokes
Address Wilkes County
Wilkesboro, North Carolina , United States
EmailNone
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Born March 12, 1762
DiedNovember 04, 1842 (80 years)
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifedChronicler
Dec 02, 2005 07:09pm
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InfoSTOKES, Montfort, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Lunenburg County, Va., March 12, 1762; served in the Revolutionary War in the Continental Navy; was captured by the British and confined for seven months on the British prison ship Jersey in New York Harbor; after the Revolutionary War settled in North Carolina and engaged in planting; clerk of the State senate 1786-1791; clerk of the superior court of Rowan County, N.C.

Elected U.S. Senator (DR-NC) 1804, but declined.
Trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1805-1838; about 1812 settled in Wilkesboro, N.C.
U.S. Senator (DR-NC) 12/16/1816-1823; chairman, Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Fifteenth through Seventeenth Congresses),

NC Senate 1826
NC State house of representatives 1829-1830
Governor (D-NC) 1830-1832, when he resigned.
Appointed by President Andrew Jackson in 1832 as a member of the Board of Indian Commissioners and resided at Fort Gibson in what is now Oklahoma; was later appointed as a commissioner to negotiate treaties with various tribes of Indians in the West and Southwest; appointed agent for the Cherokee Indians 1837-1842, when he was made subagent for the Senecas, Shawnees, and Quapaws; died at Fort Gibson, November 4, 1842; interment in Fort Gibson Cemetery.

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  12/12/1831 NC Governor Won 51.58% (+7.89%)
  12/17/1830 NC Governor Won 30.33% (+6.01%)
  12/06/1830 NC US Senate Lost 13.91% (-24.81%)
  12/08/1829 NC US Senate - Special Election Lost 12.29% (-10.60%)
  12/06/1828 NC Governor Lost 14.08% (-20.58%)
  12/03/1828 Chairman of NC Electoral College Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/01/1828 NC US Senate - Special Election Lost 36.36% (-27.27%)
  08/14/1826 NC Senate - Wilkes County Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/02/1824 NC Governor Lost 24.74% (-27.89%)
  12/01/1824 Chairman of NC Electoral College Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/15/1822 NC US Senate Lost 35.39% (-5.76%)
  12/04/1816 NC US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/30/1816 NC US Senate - Special Election Won 39.56% (+3.56%)
  11/18/1816 NC Senate - Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/20/1815 NC Senate - Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/21/1814 NC Senate - Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/15/1813 NC Senate - Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/16/1812 NC Senate - Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/18/1811 NC Senate - Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/19/1810 NC Senate - Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/20/1809 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/21/1808 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/16/1807 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/17/1806 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/21/1805 NC US Senate - Special Election Lost 0.00% (-70.52%)
  11/18/1805 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/04/1804 NC US Senate Won 46.82% (+3.47%)
  11/19/1804 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/21/1803 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/15/1802 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/16/1801 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/17/1800 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/18/1799 NC State Senate Clerk Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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