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Micajah Thomas HAWKINS

(1790-1858)

HAWKINS, Micajah Thomas, (nephew of Benjamin Hawkins and Nathaniel Macon), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., May 20, 1790; attended the Warrenton (N.C.) Academy and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of commons in 1819 and 1820; served in the State senate 1823-1827; served in the State militia, attaining the rank of major general; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Potter; reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses and served from December 15, 1831, to March 3, 1841; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1840; resumed agricultural pursuits; again elected to the State senate in 1846; member of the council of state 1854 and 1855; died near Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., December 22, 1858; interment in the family burying ground near Warrenton.

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

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