Montfort Stokes

Montfort Stokes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Montfort Stokes was an American Democratic politician who served as U.S. Senator from 1816 to 1823, and the 25th Governor of North Carolina from 1830 to 1832. Born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, Stokes was the youngest of the eleven children of David Stokes, a military officer and judge. At the age of 13, he enlisted in the United States Merchant Marine. During the American Revolutionary War, Stokes was captured by the British and confined for seven months on the British prison ship Jersey in New York Harbor. He later held the rank of major general in the state militia from 1804 to 1816. After the Revolutionary War, Stokes settled in Salisbury, North Carolina, farmed, served as clerk of court, and studied law. There, he first met Andrew Jackson, a fellow lawyer. He served as assistant clerk in the North Carolina Senate from 1786 to 1780, and as clerk from 1799 to 1816, until he was elected to the United States Senate following the resignation of James Turnershow more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135763008
  • 9786135763003