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  Sevier, John
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AffiliationDemocratic-Republican  
 
NameJohn Sevier
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, Tennessee , United States
EmailNone
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Born September 23, 1745
DiedSeptember 24, 1815 (70 years)
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Jun 06, 2005 11:31pm
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InfoU.S. Representative (NC's CD 5) 1790-91 before it was set off as Tennessee.

SEVIER, John, a Representative from North Carolina and from Tennessee; born near Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Va., September 23, 1745; attended the common schools and the academy at Fredericksburg, Va.; moved with his brothers to Watauga County, N.C., in 1773 and settled on the Holston River, N.C. (now Tennessee); county clerk and district judge 1777-1780; elected Governor of “the proclaimed” State of Franklin in March 1785 and served for three years; elected from North Carolina to the First Congress and served from June 16, 1790, until March 3, 1791; appointed in 1791 as brigadier general of militia for the Washington district of the territory south of the Ohio; upon the admission of Tennessee as a State into the Union was chosen Governor and served from 1796 to 1801, and again from 1803 to 1809; appointed in 1798 as brigadier general of the Provisional Army; served one term in the State senate 1810-1811; elected as a Republican from Tennessee to the Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1811, until his death; appointed in 1815 as one of the commissioners to determine the boundary between Georgia and the Creek territory in Alabama and served until his death, near Fort Decatur, Ala., September 24, 1815; interment at Fort Decatur, Ala.; reinterred in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1889.



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  08/04/1815 TN - District 02 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/02/1813 TN - District 02 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/02/1811 TN - Hamilton District Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/07/1807 TN - Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/02/1805 TN - Governor Won 63.98% (+27.96%)
  08/05/1803 TN - Governor Won 57.93% (+15.87%)
  08/02/1799 TN - Governor Won 99.68% (+99.36%)
  08/04/1797 TN - Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/02/1796 TN - Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/09/1790 NC District 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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