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John Branch, Jr. (Branch John)

Born: 1782 AD
Died: 1863 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1782 - Born in Halifax County, North Carolina on the 14th of November.

1811-1817 - Served in the North Carolina Senate.

1817-1820 - He was the state's Governor.

1823-1829 - He represented North Carolina in the United States Senate and was a strong supporter of Andrew Jackson.

1831 - John Branch resigned as Secretary, during the Petticoat Affair scandal. He was elected in that year to the U.S. House of Representatives and later to North Carolina state political offices.

         - He moved to Leon County, Florida, where he lived for much of the next decade and a half on his Live Oak Plantation.

1844-1845 - President John Tyler appointed him Florida's territorial governor until the election of a governor under the state constitution.

1850 - Branch returned to North Carolina.

1863 - Died on the 4th of January.


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