David Outlaw

David Outlaw ( born September 14, 1806 Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina, † 22 October 1868 ibid ) was an American politician. Between 1847 and 1853 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Outlaw was a cousin of Congressman George Outlaw. He attended private schools and then studied until 1824 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law degree in 1825 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in his hometown of Windsor in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. From 1831 to 1834 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. This chamber of parliament he should belong again in 1854 and 1858. 1835 Outlaw took as a delegate at a convention to revise the Constitution of North Carolina in part. Between 1836 and 1844 he was a prosecutor in the first judicial district of his state. Politically, he was a member of the mid-1830s, founded the Whig Party. In 1844 he was a delegate to the national convention. David Outlaw was also a colonel in the state militia.

In the congressional elections of 1846 he was in the ninth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Asa Biggs on March 4, 1847. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1853 three legislative periods. These were initially shaped by the events of the Mexican -American War. In 1852, the ninth district of North Carolina was dissolved. He was re-established only in 1882. David Outlaw failed in his attempt to be elected to Congress again in another district. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. In the years 1860 and 1866 he was a member of the Senate of North Carolina. He died on 22 October 1868 in Windsor.