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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

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associatedWith Floyd, John, 1783-1837. person
associatedWith Freeman, Robert. person
associatedWith Hall, Mary. person
associatedWith McCormick, Stephen. person
associatedWith Newton, William. person
associatedWith Newton, Willoughby. person
associatedWith Patton, John Mercer, 1797-1858. person
associatedWith Skinker, Thomas. person
associatedWith Smith, Francis H. (Francis Henney), 1812-1890. person
associatedWith Taylor, John, 1753-1824. person
associatedWith Tazewell, Henry, 1753-1799. person
associatedWith Tazewell, John Nivison. person
associatedWith Tazewell, Littleton Waller, 1774-1860. person
associatedWith Tucker, Beverley, 1784-1851. person
associatedWith Tucker, Henry St. George, 1780-1848. person
associatedWith Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827. person
associatedWith Virginia Military Institute. corporateBody
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