|2nd Territorial Governor of Washington|
September 10, 1857 – July 15, 1859
|Preceded by||Isaac Stevens|
|Succeeded by||Richard D. Gholson|
May 18, 1805|
Estellville, Virginia, US
|Died||November 8, 1880
Wytheville, Virginia, US
|Spouse(s)||Mary Wood McMullen|
|Profession||Politician, Truck driver, Teamster, Banker|
LaFayette "Fayette" McMullen (May 18, 1805 – November 8, 1880) was a 19th-century politician, driver, teamster and banker from the U.S. state of Virginia and the second appointed Governor of Washington Territory.
Early life and family
Born in Estellville, Virginia, McMullen attended private schools as a child. He was a Virginia driver and teamster, working in the family owned business and driving a coach. He married Mary (Polly) Wood, daughter of the sheriff, in 1826. They had no children.
McMullen became a member of the Senate of Virginia in 1839, serving until 1849. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1848, serving from 1849 to 1857. There, McMullen served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy from 1851 to 1855 and chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings from 1855 to 1857. McMullen was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1852 and 1856.
McMullen was elected as a Democrat to the Confederate House of Representatives in 1863, serving from 1864 until the crumbling of the Confederacy in 1865. Afterwards, he engaged in agricultural and banking pursuits and unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Virginia in 1878.
- Edmond S. Meany (1915). Governors of Washington : territorial and state. University of Washington,.Available online through the Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection
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|United States House of Representatives|
Andrew S. Fulton
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 13th congressional district
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1857 (obsolete district)
George W. Hopkins
|Territorial Governor of Washington
Richard D. Gholson
|Confederate States House of Representatives|
|Member of the C.S. House of Representatives
February 18, 1864 – May 10, 1865
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