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Blount, William, 1749-1800


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1749-03-26
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1800-03-21
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1780
        • Affiliation End: 1784
        • Organization: (naf) North Carolina. General Assembly. House of Commons
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Continental Congress
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1788
        • Affiliation End: 1790
        • Organization: (naf) North Carolina. General Assembly. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1796
        • Affiliation End: 1797
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Tennessee. General Assembly. Senate
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Windsor (N.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Knoxville (Tenn.)
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Governors--New Jersey
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      • found: His Proceedings on the impeachment of William Blount, a senator of the United States from the state of Tennessee, 1799.
      • found: NUC Pre-56(Blount, William, 1749-1800)
      • found: Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio. Governor (1790-1796 : Blount). By William Blount, governor in and over the Territory of the United States of America, South of the River Ohio, a proclamation, 1794.
      • found: DAB(Blount, William; speaker N.C. House of Commons; member N.C. Senate; served in U.S. Congress; June 1790 appointed governor of the Tenn. Territory and served until Jan. 1796; U.S. Senator from Tenn.; speaker Tenn. Senate; b. 3/26/1749; d. 3/21/1800)
      • found: Biographical directory of the United States Congress website, viewed July 20, 2016(Blount, William, (father of William Grainger Blount and brother of Thomas Blount), a Delegate from North Carolina and a Senator from Tennessee; born near Windsor, Bertie County, N.C., March 26, 1749; pursued preparatory studies in New Bern, N.C.; paymaster of the Continental troops, North Carolina Line, in 1777; member, State house of commons 1780-1784; Member of the Continental Congress in 1782, 1783, 1786, and 1787; delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and one of the signers of the Constitution; member, State senate 1788-1790; appointed Governor of the Territory South of the Ohio river by President George Washington in 1790; Superintendent of Indian Affairs 1790-1796; chairman of the convention which framed the first State constitution of Tennessee 1796; upon the admission of Tennessee as a State into the Union was elected to the United States Senate and served from August 2, 1796, until he was found guilty "of a high misdemeanor, entirely inconsistent with his public trust and duty as a Senator," because he had been active in a plan to incite the Creek and Cherokee Indians to aid the British in conquering the Spanish territory of West Florida; expelled from the Senate July 8, 1797; impeachment proceedings were instituted but dismissed; during the trial was elected to the State senate of Tennessee and chosen its president; died in Knoxville, Tenn., March 21, 1800; interment in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.)
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      • 2017-04-12: revised
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