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FRANKLIN, Jesse, statesman, born in Orange County, Virginia, 24 March 1760; died in Surry County, N. C., in September 1823. His father removed to North Carolina just before the Revolution. Jesse served as major in the Revolutionary war, was a member of the House of Delegates of North Carolina in 1794, 1797, and 1798, and a member of the state senate in 1805'6, a member of congress from 7 December 1795, till 3 March 1797, U. S. senator from 4 March 1799, till 3 March 1805, and again from 4 March 1807, till 3 March 1813, acting a part of the time as president pro tempore of the senate. In 1816 he was appointed by the president a commissioner to treat with the Chickasaw Indians, and in 1820 he was elected governor of North Carolina.
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