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Joseph Pearson CALDWELL

(1808-1853)

CALDWELL, Joseph Pearson, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Olin, Iredell County, N.C., March 5, 1808; attended Bethany Academy, near Statesville, N.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Statesville, N.C.; served in the State senate in 1833 and 1834; member of the State house of commons 1838-1844; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; died in Statesville, N.C., June 30, 1853; interment in Old Statesville Cemetery.

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

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