|United States Representative|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
June 17, 1813|
|Died||June 16, 1864
|Spouse(s)||Rowena J Ewing|
|Children||Rebecca P Ewing|
|Alma mater||University of Nashville|
Ewing was born in Nashville on June 17, 1813. After completing preparatory studies, he graduated from the University of Nashville in 1832. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1835, and commenced practice in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the chosen trustee of the University of Nashville in 1833, and served in that office until his death.
Elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress, Ewing served from March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1851. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1850. He resumed the practice of law in Nashville, and he was a delegate to the 1860 Democratic National Convention at Baltimore. During the Civil War, he served as judge of General Braxton Bragg's military court.
Ewing died in Atlanta, Georgia on June 16, 1864 (age 50 years, 365 days). He is interred at Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the brother of fellow congressman Edwin Hickman Ewing.
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