Born 1758 - Died 1802Educated in Scotland at University of Glasgow; Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Richard Caswell during the Revolution, and Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of Artillery after that war; representative of the Borough of New Bern for five terms and of the County of Craven for four terms in the North Carolina House of Commons; Speaker of the house of Commons; State Senator for two terms; member of the Continental Congress, and of the fifth and sixth Congresses of the United States; member of the National Constitutional Convention of 1787, and of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1788; Governor of North Carolina for three terms; mortally wounded in duel fought in 1802. The first native North Carolinian to hold the office of Governor.
|Series||This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series|
|Placed By||The North Carolina Historical Commission, Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, County of Craven and City of New Bern|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 314251 N 3886944|
|Decimal Degrees||35.10821667, -77.03810000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 6.493', W 77° 2.286'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 6' 29.58" N, 77° 2' 17.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||919, 252|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 411 Craven St, New Bern NC 28560, US|
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