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George Washington Lent MARR

(1779-1856)

MARR, George Washington Lent, a Representative from Tennessee; born near Marrs Hill, Henry County, Va., May 25, 1779; attended rural schools and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; attorney general for west Tennessee 1807-1809; attorney general of the fifth district 1809-1813; served in the Creek War and was wounded; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1818; engaged in planting; was one of the largest landowners in west Tennessee; moved from Clarksville to Obion County in 1821; member of the Tennessee State Constitutional convention in 1834; affiliated with the Whig Party after its formation; died at his residence on Island No. 10 (since washed away), in the Mississippi River, near New Madrid, New Madrid County, Mo., on September 5, 1856; interment in Troy Cemetery, Troy, Tenn.

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

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