Duncan Lamont Clinch

Duncan Lamont Clinch ( born April 6, 1787 Edgecombe County, North Carolina, † November 27, 1849 in Macon, Georgia) was an American soldier and politician. Between 1844 and 1845 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Duncan Clinch was born on the estate " Ard- Lamont " in Edgecombe County. After leaving school, he began a long military career in the U.S. Army. In 1808 he became a lieutenant in the army. Over the years, he went through all officer ranks up to Brigadier General. He received this degree in 1829. Clinch remained until September 21, 1836 in the Army. He was often used on the border with indigenous territories and participated in several Indian wars.

After retiring from military service to clinch settled on a plantation in St. Marys, Georgia. Politically, he was a member of the Whig party. After the death of Congressman John Millen Clinch was at the due election for the fourth seat of Georgia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 15 February 1844. Until March 3, 1845 he ended the current legislative period of the Congress. In this time it was discussed there violently about a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Duncan Clinch moved back out of politics. He died on 27 November 1849 in Macon.