Henry Tazewell
Profile

Henry Tazewell

Politician
Male
Born Nov 27, 1753
Hometown Brunswick County,...
Died Jan 24, 1799
Death Place Philadelphia, Pen...
Political Party Anti-Administrati...
Alma Mater The College of Wi...

Henry Tazewell was an American politician who was instrumental in the early government of the U.S. state of Virginia. He was born in Brunswick County, Virginia. He served as the President pro tempore of the United States Senate in 1795. He was the father of Littleton Tazewell. He graduated from the College of William and Mary at Williamsburg, Virginia in 1770 where he had studied law. He raised and was commissioned captain of a troop of cavalry in the Revolutionary War.… Read More

related links

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Henry Tazewell.

CHILDHOOD

1753 Birth Born on November 27, 1753.

TEENAGE

1770 16 Years Old He was the father of Littleton Tazewell. He graduated from the College of William and Mary at Williamsburg, Virginia in 1770 where he had studied law. … Read More

TWENTIES

1775 21 Years Old He was delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1775 and 1776.
1778 24 Years Old In 1778-1785 he was member of General Assembly.

THIRTIES

1785 31 Years Old From 1785-1793, he was judge of the Virginia General Court, and elevated to Chief Justice of that court from 1789-1793.
1793 39 Years Old He also served as a judge on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (later renamed the Virginia Supreme Court) in 1793.

FORTIES

1794 40 Years Old In 1794 he was elected in to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Taylor.
1795 41 Years Old …  He served as the President pro tempore of the United States Senate in 1795.
1798 44 Years Old In 1798 he was reelected, and served from December 29, 1794, until his death. … Read More
1799 45 Years Old Died on January 24, 1799.
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Tazewell.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.