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Jesse Speight

Jesse Speight
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
March 4, 1845 – May 1, 1847
Preceded by John Henderson
Succeeded by Jefferson Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1837
Preceded by John H. Bryan
Succeeded by Charles B. Shepard
Personal details
Born (1795-09-22)September 22, 1795
Greene County, North Carolina
Died May 1, 1847(1847-05-01) (aged 51)
Columbus, Mississippi
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician

Jesse Speight (September 22, 1795 – May 1, 1847) was a North Carolina and Mississippi politician in the nineteenth century.

Born in Greene County, North Carolina, Speight attended country schools as a child. He was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons in 1820, serving as Speaker of the House, and was a member of the North Carolina Senate from 1823 to 1827. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1828, serving from 1829 to 1837, not being a candidate for renomination in 1836. Speight moved to Plymouth, Mississippi and was a member of the Mississippi Senate from 1841 to 1844, serving as its president from 1842 to 1843. He was elected a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1844, serving from 1845 until his

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