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OUTLAW, David

1806–1868

Biography

OUTLAW, David, (cousin of George Outlaw), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Windsor, Bertie County, N.C., September 14, 1806; attended the private schools and academies of Bertie County; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1824; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Windsor, N.C.; member of the State house of representatives 1831-1834, 1854, and 1858; delegate to the State constitutional convention at Raleigh in 1835; solicitor of the first judicial district 1836-1844; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1844; colonel of the Bertie County Regiment of State militia; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Windsor, Bertie County, N.C.; served in the State senate in 1860 and 1866; died in Windsor, N.C., October 22, 1868; interment in the Episcopal Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1847-1866. 326 items. Chiefly letters to his wife, while he was a Member of Congress, relating to national and state politics, social life in Washington, DC, family affairs, and farm management. Also on microfilm.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Outlaw, David. The David Outlaw Papers in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina Library. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1966), microform.

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