William S. Fulton
|William Savin Fulton|
|United States Senator
September 18, 1836– August 15, 1844
|Succeeded by||Chester Ashley|
June 2, 1795|
Cecil County, Maryland
|Died||August 15, 1844
Little Rock, Arkansas
|Spouse(s)||Matilda Frances Nowland Fulton|
|Profession||Politician, Lawyer, Judge|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
William Savin Fulton (June 2, 1795– August 15, 1844) was an American lawyer and politician from Little Rock, Arkansas. He served as the fourth Governor of the Arkansas Territory and United States Senator for Arkansas.
Fulton was born in Cecil County, Maryland, and graduated from Baltimore College in 1813. He had intended to study law, but with the outbreak of the War of 1812 he enlisted in a company of volunteers at Fort McHenry. After the war, he moved to Gallatin, Tennessee, where he was admitted to the bar in 1817.
He served as Secretary until 1835, when he was appointed Governor of the Territory. When Arkansas was admitted as a state in 1836, Fulton became one of its first Senators. In the Senate he became a member of the Democratic Party. Fulton remained a Senator until his death in 1844.
Death and legacy
- "William Savin Fulton (1795–1844)". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- "Fulton, William Savin (1795-1844)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
- "William Savin Fulton". Find A Grave. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
- "Profile for Fulton County, Arkansas, AR". ePodunk. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 133.
- William S. Fulton at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- William Savin Fulton at Find A Grave
- The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
|Territorial Governor of Arkansas
James Sevier Conway
As State Governor
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Arkansas
September 18, 1836 – August 15, 1844
Served alongside: Ambrose Hundley Sevier
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