Jesse Atherton Bynum

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Jessee Atherton Bynum (1796–1867) was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born in Halifax County, North Carolina, May 22, 1796; attended Princeton College in 1817 and 1818; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Halifax, North Carolina; member of the house of commons of North Carolina in 1822, 1823, and 1826–1829; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses and as a Democrat to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1841); moved to Alexandria, Louisiana, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Alexandria, La., September 23, 1867; interment in Rapides Cemetery, Pineville, Louisiana.

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