JESSE SPEIGHT

Jesse Speight was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina and a Senator from Mississippi; born in Greene County, North Carolina, September 22, 1795; attended the country schools; member, State house of commons 1820, and served as speaker; member, State senate 1823-1827; elected from North Carolina to the Twenty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses ; was not a candidate for renomination; moved to Plymouth, Mississippi; member, Mississippi Senate 1841-1844, and served as president; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate from Mississippi and served from March 4, 1845, until his death; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills , Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses ; died in Columbus, Mississippi, May 1, 1847; interment in Friendship Cemetery. Wikipedia*

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