John Baptista Ashe (representative)

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John Baptista Ashe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded by Aaron V. Brown
Succeeded by Frederick P. Stanton
Personal details
Born 1810
Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina
Died 1857
Galveston County, Texas
Political party Whig
Alma mater Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Profession Lawyer, politician

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.[1]


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.[2] After leaving Congress, he moved to Galveston County, Texas, and settled near Galveston to resume his practice of law.


Ashe continued the practice of his chosen profession until his death in Galveston on December 29, 1857 (age about 47 years). He is interred at a cemetery near Galveston.[3]


  1. ^ "John Baptista Ashe". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "John Baptista Ashe". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "John Baptista Ashe". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Aaron V. Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Frederick P. Stanton