Henry Tazewell (1753-1799) was a Virginia legislator and jurist. He was a member of the May, 1776 Constitutional Convention, the Virginia House of Delegates, 1776-1786, judge of the General Court, 1785-1793, and a U.S. senator from 1794 until his death. His son, Littleton Waller Tazewell (1774-1860), was a graduate of the College of William and Mary, 1791, and a pupil of George Wythe. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1798-1800, 1804-1806, and 1816-1817, and he was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1829. He served in the U.S. Congress, 1800-1801, and in the U.S. Senate, 1824-1832. He was governor of Virginia, 1834-1836, resigning that position.
The Tazewells corresponded with most of the leading public figures of their period: John Taylor (1753-1824) of Caroline Co., Va., was a legislator, agriculturist, and political philosopher; John Floyd (1783-1837) was governor of Virginia from 1830-1834; Beverley Tucker (1784-1851) was professor of law at the College of William and Mary and a half brother of John Randolph of Roanoke; St. George Tucker (1752-1827), father of Beverley, was a Virginia jurist; Francis H. Smith (1812-1890) was superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, 1840-1889.
From the description of Papers, 1759-1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122352112