LATTIMORE, William, (1774 - 1843)

LATTIMORE, William, a Delegate from Mississippi Territory; born in Norfolk, Va., February 9, 1774; attended the common schools; studied medicine; moved to Natchez, Miss., and practiced his profession; on the formation of Mississippi Territory in 1798 took an active part in the organization of a government; elected as a Delegate to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); elected to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); delegate to the first State constitutional convention of Mississippi in 1817; appointed a censor of the medical profession under the constitution and code; one of the commissioners to select the site for the seat of the new State government; died in Natchez, Miss., April 3, 1843; interment in Lea Cemetery, Gillsburg, Miss.