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  Crockett, John Wesley
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AffiliationWhig   
NameJohn Wesley Crockett
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, Tennessee , United States
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Born July 10, 1807
DiedNovember 24, 1852 (45 years)
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Dec 14, 2007 01:06am
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InfoCROCKETT, John Wesley, (son of David Crockett), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Trenton, Tenn., July 10, 1807; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Paris, Tenn.; held various local and State offices; was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); elected by the State legislature attorney general for the ninth district of Tennessee and served from 1841 to 1843; moved to New Orleans in 1843 and engaged in business as a commission merchant; became editor of the National May 22, 1848, and established the Crescent in 1850; moved to Memphis, Tenn., in 1852, where he died November 24, 1852; interment in the Old City Cemetery, Paris, Tenn.


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  08/01/1839 TN - District 12 Won 55.49% (+10.98%)
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