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John Baptista ASHE

(1810-1857)

ASHE, John Baptista, (brother of William Shepperd Ashe, nephew of John Baptista Ashe [1748-1802], and cousin of Thomas Samuel Ashe), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Rocky Point, Pender County, N.C., in 1810; attended Fayetteville Academy and was graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in 1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832; moved to Tennessee and commenced practice in Brownsville; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); moved to Galveston County, Tex., and settled near Galveston; continued the practice of his chosen profession until his death in Galveston, Tex., December 29, 1857; interment in a cemetery near Galveston.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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