PLUMMER, Franklin E.

–1847

Biography

PLUMMER, Franklin E., a Representative from Mississippi; born in Massachusetts, birth date unknown; completed preparatory studies; moved to Mississippi and taught school in Copiah County, Miss.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Westville, Miss.; held various local offices; member of the State house of representatives; founded the town of Pittsburg (now part of Grenada); elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; died in Jackson, Miss., September 24, 1847.

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

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External Research Collections

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Jackson, MS
Papers: 1826-1843. 6 items. Deeds and business letters.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Miles, Edwin A. "Franklin E. Plummer: Piney Woods Spokesman of the Jackson Era." Journal of Mississippi History 14 (1952): 11-34.

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