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CLAIBORNE, 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.
BibliographyWilliams, Frederich D. The Career of J.F.H. Claiborne, States
Rights Unionist. Ph.D. diss., Indiana University, 1953.