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Jesse Franklin
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Birth Date:March 24, 1760
Astrology Sign:Aries
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Died Date:August 31, 1823

Occupation:US Politician

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Jesse Franklin

Biography:Jesse Franklin (March 24, 1760 -- August 31, 1823) was the Democratic-Republican U.S. senator from the U.S. state of North Carolina between 1799 and 1805 and between 1807 and 1813. He later served as Governor of North Carolina from 1820 to 1821.

Jesse Franklin was the brother of Meshack Franklin, who also served in Congress. Jesse Franklin was born in Orange County, Virginia on March 24, 1760. He was the son of Bernard and Mary Franklin, the third of seven sons. Franklin moved to North Carolina with his father in 1774 and served as major during the Revolutionary War. During the war he was captured by Tories, but escaped. Franklin was in the battle of King's Mountain and served as Adjutant of Colonel Cleveland's battalion. (Cleveland was a relative of Franklin's.) He was also at the battle of Guilford Court House. He performed further service in partisan warfare against Tories in North Carolina, service that continued to the end of the war. In Greensboro there is a monument to Revolutionary War soldiers Joseph Winston, Jesse Franklin and Richard Taliaferro, the gift of Governor Thomas M. Holt. He was a member of the state legislature in 1793-1794 and 1797-1798. He was elected to the Fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1795 to March 3, 1797. Jesse Franklin was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1805. Franklin served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate during the Eighth Congress. Franklin served as a state senator in 1805-1806. In 1806 he was again elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1807 until March 3, 1813. During his second period as a Senator, Franklin was known as an advocate of Madison's war measures, and as an opponent of monopolies and central banks. Franklin was appointed a commissioner to negotiate with the Chickasaw Indians near the site of present-day Memphis in 1817, an appointment he accepted at the request of General Andrew Jackson. He was Governor of North Carolina from 1820 to 1821. During his term as Governor, the Canova statue was placed at the state Capitol in a new addition containing a rotunda that was considered an appropriate area for displaying it. As Governor, Franklin was considered to be conscientious and practical. He advocated reform in the treatment of criminals, including abolition of ear cropping. Franklin died in Surry County, North Carolina on August 31, 1823. He was interred at the old National Park at Guilford battleground, near Greensboro.

Preceded by: John Branch Governor of North Carolina 1820-1821 Succeeded by: Gabriel Holmes Preceded by: Alexander Martin Senator from North Carolina 1799-1805 Succeeded by: James Turner Preceded by: David Stone Senator from North Carolina 1807-1813 Succeeded by: David Stone Preceded by: John Brown President pro tempore of the United States Senate March 10, 1804-November 4, 1804 Succeeded by: Joseph Anderson Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate Langdon • Lee • Langdon • Izard • H Tazewell • Livermore • Bingham • Bradford • Read • Sedgwick • Laurance • Ross • Livermore • Tracy • Howard • Hillhouse • Baldwin • Bradley • Brown • Franklin • Anderson • Smith • Bradley • Milledge • Gregg • Gaillard • Pope • Crawford • Varnum • Gaillard • Barbour • Gaillard • Macon • Smith • L Tazewell • White • Poindexter • Tyler • W R King • Southard •

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Jesse Franklin's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: March 24, 1760

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

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Jesse Franklin's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: March 24, 2017

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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