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  Claiborne, John F.
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameJohn F. Claiborne
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, Mississippi , United States
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Born April 24, 1809
DiedMay 17, 1884 (75 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 05, 2013 08:19pm
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InfoCLAIBORNE, John Francis Hamtramck, (nephew of William Charles Cole Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne, grandnephew of Thomas Claiborne [1749-1812], great-grandfather of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr., great-great-grandfather of Claiborne de Borda Pell, and great-great granduncle of Corinne Claiborne Boggs), a Representative from Mississippi; born in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., April 24, 1809; attended school in Virginia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice at Natchez, Miss.; member of the State house of representatives 1830-1834; moved to Madison County, Miss.; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from July 18, 1837, until February 5, 1838, when the seat was declared vacant; engaged in newspaper work in Natchez, Miss.; moved to New Orleans, La., in 1844 and resumed newspaper interests; appointed United States timber agent for Louisiana and Mississippi in 1853; author of several historical works; returned to his estate, “Dumbarton,” near Natchez, Miss., and died there on May 17, 1884; interment in Trinity Churchyard, Natchez, Miss.


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  04/25/1838 MS - At Large Special Election Lost 24.57% (-1.97%)
  11/07/1837 MS - At Large Lost 17.43% (-17.77%)
  07/18/1837 MS - At Large Won 32.10% (+3.67%)
  11/04/1835 MS - At Large Won 26.92% (+0.00%)
  11/04/1835 MS - At Large Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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  11/08/1836 MS - At Large Special Election Won 0.00% (-47.81%)
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