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Lauchlin BETHUNE


BETHUNE, Lauchlin, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., April 15, 1785; attended private schools and Lumberton (N.C.) Male Academy; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State senate in 1817, 1818, 1822-1825, and 1827; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth, and Twenty-fifth Congresses; returned to his plantation near Fayetteville, N.C., and continued agricultural pursuits until his death on October 10, 1874; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Aberdeen, Moore County, N.C.

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