Robert Treat PAINE, Congress, NC (1812-1872)

PAINE Robert Treat , a Representative from North Carolina; born in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., February 18, 1812; attended private schools and was graduated from Washington (now Trinity) College, Hartford, Conn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; held several local offices; owned and operated shipyards and engaged in the shipping business; member of the State house of commons in 1838, 1840, 1844, 1846, and 1848; served as colonel of a North Carolina regiment during the Mexican War; War Governor of Monterrey, Mexico, in 1846; member of the Mexican Claims Commission after the war; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); moved to Austin County, Tex., in 1860 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Galveston, Tex., February 8, 1872; interment in Brenham Cemetery, Brenham, Tex.

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

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