Hugh Lawson White

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Birthday
30, 1773
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Apr 10, 1840 (66)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1773
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Apr 10, 1840 (66)

About

Andrew Jackson's political colleague who succeeded him as a senator from Tennessee, an office he served from 1825 to 1840. He notably led efforts in the Senate to pass the Indian Removal Act of 1830

Before Fame

He founded White's Fort, which eventually became Knoxville, Tennessee.

Trivia

He was on the commission that bought Florida from Spain.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Carrick, the daughter of his teacher and mentor Samuel Carrick in 1798.

Associated With

After he grew suspicious of Andrew Jackson's growing power, he started supporting his rival Henry Clay.