Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802

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Birth 1758-03-25
Death 1802-09-06

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Spaight was a delegate to the U.S. Contential Congress, 1782-1785, from North Carolina, as well as the U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787, and signator to the U.S. Constitution. He was Governor of North Carolina, 1792-1795, held other public offices in the North Carolina and was in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1798-1801.

From the description of [Letter] 1784 Aug. 22, Port Tobacco [to] Jacob Reed / Rich.d D. Spaight. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 433579619

Delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and governor of North Carolina, 1792-1795, 1798-1801; from New Bern (Craven Co.), N.C.

From the description of Papers, 1757-1853. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20274499

Signer of U.S. Constitution, governor of North Carolina.

From the description of DS, 1795 March 14 : New Bern, North Carolina. Land Grant. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13929595

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