|Name||Willie P. Mangum|
|Address|| Orange County|
Red Mountain, North Carolina , United States
|| May 10, 1792
|Died||September 07, 1861
Mar 24, 2019 06:45am
|Info||MANGUM, Willie Person, a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina; born in Orange (now Durham) County, N.C., 5/10/1792; attended academies at Hillsboro, Fayetteville, and Raleigh; graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1815; studied law with Duncan Cameron, who lived on a farm adjacent to Mangum's father; admitted to the bar in 1817 and commenced practice in Red Mountain, NC; member, State house of representatives 1818-1819; twice elected a superior court judge. |
U.S. Representative (DR-NC) 1823-1826 (resigned on 3/18/1826).
U.S. Senator (D-NC) 1831-1836 (resigned on 11/26/1836 after refusing to honor the request of the NC legislature to uphold the policies of the Jackson administration). Chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Printing (Twenty-seventh Congress).
Mangum received the eleven electoral votes of South Carolina for President of the United States in 1836 on a Whig ticket with John Tyler VA for VP.
U.S. Senator (W-NC) 11/25/1840-1853. Served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (1842-1845).
Continued the practice of law until his death in Red Mountain, NC, 9/7/1861; interment in the family burial ground at his home, "Walnut Hall," near Red Mountain, NC.