Timothy Bloodworth

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Timothy Bloodworth
United States Senator
from North Carolina
In office
March 4, 1795 – March 4, 1801
Preceded by Benjamin Hawkins
Succeeded by David Stone
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina's 3rd district
In office
April 6, 1790 – March 3, 1791
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by John B. Ashe
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
In office
Member of the North Carolina Senate
In office
Personal details
Born 1736
New Hanover County, North Carolina
Died August 24, 1814 (aged 78)[1]
Wilmington, North Carolina
Political party Democratic-Republican

Timothy Bloodworth (1736 – August 24, 1814) was an American teacher and statesman from North Carolina.

He was born in North Carolina in 1736 and spent most of his life before the American Revolutionary War as a teacher. In 1776, he began making arms including muskets and bayonets for the Continental Army. In 1778 and 1779, he served as a member of the North Carolina state legislature. Following this, he held a number of political posts sequentially until serving as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1786.

He was elected to the First United States Congress as a member of the House of Representatives, serving from 1790 to 1791 before returning to the North Carolina state legislature. In 1794 Bloodworth was elected to the United States Senate, where he served from 1795 to 1801. From then until 1807,[2] Bloodworth served as collector of customs in Wilmington, North Carolina. During the Second World War, liberty ship SS Timothy Bloodworth was named in his honor.


  1. ^ National Intelligencer. Washington, DC. 09-06-1814. p. 2.  Check date values in: |date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Marker D-106 - Timothy Bloodworth". Retrieved 2011-09-04. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Ashe
North Carolina State Treasurer for the Wilmington District
Succeeded by
Memucan Hunt
as singular Treasurer of North Carolina
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
U.S. Representative (District 3) from North Carolina
Succeeded by
John B. Ashe
United States Senate
Preceded by
Benjamin Hawkins
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from North Carolina
Served alongside: Alexander Martin, Jesse Franklin
Succeeded by
David Stone