Alfred Moore Gatlin

Alfred Moore Gatlin ( born April 20, 1790 in Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, † February 23, 1841 in Tallahassee, Florida ) was an American politician. Between 1823 and 1825 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Alfred Gatlin enjoyed a good basic education in New Bern. Subsequently, he studied until 1808 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. Politically Gatlin was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. When the party split in the 1820s into several wings, he joined the Group in order to William Harris Crawford.

In the congressional elections of 1822 Gatlin was the first constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Lemuel Sawyer on March 4, 1823. Since he lost at the next elections against Sawyer, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1825. There he experienced the tumultuous presidential campaign of 1824, which was finally decided in Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, Alfred Gatlin withdrew from politics. He died on February 23, 1841 in Tallahassee Florida in the then Territory.