GROVE, William Barry

1764–1818

Biography

GROVE, William Barry, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., January 15, 1764; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of commons in 1786, 1788, and 1789; delegate to the convention in 1788 called to consider the ratification of the Constitution of the United States and voted against postponement; delegate to the constitutional convention of 1789 when the Constitution was finally ratified; trustee of the University of North Carolina; president of the Fayetteville Branch of the Bank of the United States; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Second and Third Congresses and reelected as Federalist to the Fourth through Seventh Congresses (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1803); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1802 to the Eighth Congress; died in Fayetteville, N.C., March 30, 1818; interment in Grove Creek 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: 1792-1802, 18 items. Letters from William Barry Grove to James Hogg of Hillsborough, N.C., concerning state and national political issues, including redemption of national debts, establishment of new post roads, indignation against Great Britain, 1794; Jay's treaty with England, 1795; French spoliations, 1798; increased American armament, 1798; admiration for Charles Cotesworth Pinckney; and the contest between Adams and Jefferson for the presidential election, 1800.
Papers: In the Henry William Harrington Papers, 1775-1864, 71 items. Correspondents include William Barry Grove.
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