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Meriwether, D. (David), 1800-1893

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Personal name headingMeriwether, D. (David), 1800-1893
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Variant(s)Meriwether, David, 1800-1893
Merriwether, Governor, 1800-1893
See alsoNew Mexico. Governor (1853-1857 : Meriwether)
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Birth date1800-10-30
Death date1893-04-04
Place of birthLouisa County (Va.)
Place of deathLouisville (Ky.)
Field of activityPolitics, Practical
AffiliationKentucky. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Kentucky. Secretary of State
United States. Congress. Senate
Kentucky. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inSelected correspondence of Governor Meriwether of New Mexico, 1858-1856: (D. Meriwether)
New Mexico blue book, 1997-1998 (David Meriwether; term, 1853-1856)
Natl. cyclopedia of Amer. biog. (Meriwether, David, b. Oct. 30, 1800, d. Apr. 4, 1893; gov. New Mexico Territory, 1853-1857 [sic])
Dict. frontier biog., 1988 (Meriwether, David, b. Oct. 30, 1800, d. Apr. 4, 1893) gov. New Mexico, 1853-1857 [sic])
Bancroft, H. H. Hist. of Arizona and New Mexico, 1530-1888, 1962: p. 633, etc. (Governor Merriwether)
My life in the mountains and on the plains, 1965 title page (David Meriwether)
Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, December 5, 2013 (Meriwether, David, a Senator from Kentucky; born in Louisa County, Va., October 30, 1800; moved with his parents to Jefferson County, Ky., in 1803; attended the common schools; engaged in fur trading in 1818 near what is now Council Bluffs, Iowa; later engaged in agricultural pursuits in Jefferson County, Ky.; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice; member, State house of representatives 1832-1845; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1849; secretary of State of Kentucky 1851; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Clay and served from July 6, to August 31, 1852, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; appointed by President Franklin Pierce as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico 1853-1855; member, Kentucky house of representatives 1858-1885, and served as speaker in 1859; retired to his plantation near Louisville, Ky., where he died April 4, 1893; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery)
Taos news, Sept. 22, 2019, viewed November 27, 2021 (article: the trials and triumphs of Daivd Meriwether; Meriwether became the third territorial governor of New Mexico, after being appointed in 1853 by President Franklin Pierce; He served until 1857 before returning to Kentucky, where he served in the legislature and later died in 1893.)
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