John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne
Claiborne was named after Jean François Hamtramck and was a nephew of William Charles Cole Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne, grandnephew of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812), great-grandfather of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr., great-great-grandfather of Claiborne de Borda Pell, and great-great grand-uncle of Corinne Claiborne Boggs.
He was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice at Natchez, Mississippi. He was member of the State house of representatives from 1830 to 1834, moved to Madison County, Mississippi, and was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, where he was a representative from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1837
Claiborne presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from July 18, 1837, until February 5, 1838, when the seat was declared vacant. He then engaged in newspaper work in Natchez, Mississippi, and later moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1844 and resumed newspaper interests.
He was appointed United States timber agent for Louisiana and Mississippi in 1853. He is the author of several historical works.
- John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne at Find a Grave
- Life of J. F. H. Claiborne (1903), by Franklin Lafayette Riley
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