CLAIBORNE, Nathaniel Herbert

1777–1859

Biography

CLAIBORNE, Nathaniel Herbert, (brother of William Charles Cole Claiborne, nephew of Thomas Claiborne [1749–1812], uncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, grandfather of James Robert Claiborne, and great–great–great granduncle of Corinne Claiborne Boggs), a Representative from Virginia; born in Chesterfield, Sussex County, Va., November 14, 1777; attended a local academy; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of delegates 1810-1812; served in the State senate 1821-1825; an executive councilor; elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth through the Twenty-third Congresses, and elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1837); chairman, Committee on Elections (Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate in 1836 for reelection to the Twenty-fifth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died near Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Va., August 15, 1859; interment in the family cemetery of his Claibrook estate near Rocky Mount, Va.

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

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External Research Collections

The Library of Virginia
Archives Branch

Richmond, VA
Microfilm: 1824-1831, 1 microfilm reel. Journal and diary, 1824-1831, including memoirs (36 pages), accounts, (p. 36-109), and an obituary of Nathaniel C. Claiborne (p. 70). The accounts cover the period from 1824 to 1831. The memoirs, arranged in inverted order, were written for Claiborne's children, and include information on family history, his education, and his personal, political, and moral beliefs.
Papers: In the Governor James Barbour Executive Papers, 1812-1814, 7.68 cubic feet. Persons represented include National Claiborne. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Claiborne, Nathaniel Herbert. Notes on the war in the South. Richmond: Published by William Ramsay. 1819. Reprint, [New York]: Arno Press, [1971].

------. To the electors of Franklin, Patrick, Henry, and Bedford. [Washington: N.p., 1828].

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