Norvell, John, 1789-1850

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Attorney, journalist, Detroit postmaster, U.S. Senator (1837-1841).

Born in Danville, Ky., Dec. 21, 1789. Editor of paper in Hagerstown, Md.; studied law; admitted to the bar, 1814; private in War of 1812; edited paper in Philadelphia, 1816-1832; moved to Mich. Territory; Postmaster of Detroit April 11, 1831-June 18, 1836; elected to U. S. Senate, 1637-1841; State Senate, 1841; State House of Representatives, 1842; U. S. District Attorney of Michigan, 1846-49. He died in Detroit, April 24, 1850. (from Biog. Dir. of the Am. Congress, 1774-1927.) (blue index cards)

From the description of John Norvell correspondence, 1821-1840. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 424501975

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creatorOf Norvell, John, 1789-1850. Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to Henry Wheaton, 1814 Mar. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Stevens Thomson Mason Papers, 1827-1842 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Norvell, John, 1789-1850. John Norvell correspondence, 1821-1840. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Dept. of History (University of Michigan) student papers, 1930-1987 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Norris Family Papers, 1815-1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Mason, Stevens Thomson, 1811-1843. Stevens T. Mason papers, 1827-1842. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Barnard, Isaac D. person
associatedWith Borrall, Benjamin S. person
associatedWith Mason, Stevens Thomson, 1811-1843. person
associatedWith Norris Family. family
associatedWith Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. person
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of History. corporateBody
associatedWith Wheaton, Henry, 1785-1848, person
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Birth 1789-12-21

Death 1850-04-24



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