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Jesse Franklin CLEVELAND

(1804-1841)

CLEVELAND, Jesse Franklin, a Representative from Georgia; born in Greenville, S.C., October 25, 1804; attended the local schools; moved to Georgia; member of the State senate 1831-1834; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Schley; reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from October 5, 1835, to March 3, 1839; moved to Charleston, S.C., in 1839 and engaged in the mercantile business; served as a director of the Bank of South Carolina until his death; died in Charleston, S.C., on June 22, 1841; interment in St. Michael’s Church Burial Ground.

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

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