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Thomas KENAN

(1771-1843)

KENAN, Thomas, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Kenansville, Duplin County, N.C., February 26, 1771; educated by private tutors; member of the State house of commons 1799-1803; served in the State senate in 1804; elected as a Republican to the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Congresses (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1811); was not a candidate for renomination; moved to Selma, Dallas County, Ala., in 1833 and engaged in planting; member of the Alabama house of representatives for several years; died near Selma, Ala., October 22, 1843; interment in Valley Creek Cemetery, near Selma.

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

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