John Baptista Ashe (representative)
|John Baptista Ashe|
|United States Representative|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 10th district
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina
Galveston County, Texas
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut|
John Baptista Ashe (1810–1857), born in Beaufort, North Carolina, was an American lawyer and the nephew of the Revolutionary War John Baptista Ashe, who served as a U.S. Congressman for Tennessee for one term (1843–1845).
Ashe was born in Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina, in 1810. He attended Fayetteville Academy and in the year 1830 was graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1832.
Ashe then moved to Tennessee and commenced practice in Brownsville. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress from March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1845. After leaving Congress, he moved to Galveston County, Texas, and settled near Galveston to resume his practice of law.
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