Ambrose Hundley Sevier
Ambrose Hundley Sevier (* November 4, 1801 in Greeneville, Tennessee, † December 31, 1848 in Pulaski County, Arkansas ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He was one of the first two U.S. senators for the state of Arkansas.
After completing his school education, Ambrose Sevier moved first to Missouri in 1820, before he settled in Little Rock, Arkansas Territory the following year. There he was administrative officer in the territorial parliament. He also studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823, after which he began practicing as a lawyer. From 1823 to 1827 he was even then a deputy in the territorial legislature and most recently served as its Speaker.
As of February 13, 1828 Sevier sat as a non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives of the United States. He took in Washington to the late Henry Wharton Conway place and remained there after multiple re-election until 15 June 1836. Through his commitment to make the territory of a State, he was known as "Father of Arkansas Statehood ".
Consequently, he was elected after admission to the Union in 1836, along with William Savin Fulton to one of the two representatives of the new state in the U.S. Senate. After he was confirmed twice in office, he laid down his mandate on 15 March 1848. During his time in the Senate, he served as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee; In addition, he was appointed on December 27, 1845 for a day the honorary office of President pro tempore.
In 1848, Sevier was sent on a diplomatic mission to Mexico. He was involved in the writing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo after the Mexican-American War. On December of the same year he died on his plantation in Pulaski County. After his burial in the Mount Holly Cemetery of the state of Arkansas erected in the cemetery a monument in his honor. Moreover, the Sevier County was named after him.
Ambrose Sevier was the great- nephew of John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee. His cousin James Sevier Conway and Elias Conway practiced as the governor of Arkansas like his son Thomas James Churchill. His brother Robert Ward Johnson was also a U.S. Senator for Arkansas.