Ebenezer Pettigrew

Ebenezer Pettigrew (* March 10, 1783 in Plymouth, Tyrrell County, North Carolina; † July 8, 1848 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1837 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Ebenezer Pettigrew was educated at home and then studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then became planters. At the same time he began a political career. In the years 1809 and 1810 he sat in the Senate of North Carolina. Later he joined the opposition against President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the mid-1830s, founded the Whig Party.

In the congressional elections of 1834, Pettigrew was in the third constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas H. Hall on March 4, 1835. Until March 3, 1837, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was marked by discussions on the policies of President Jackson. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives to Pettigrew operated again in agriculture. He died on July 8, 1848 at the Magnolia plantation in Tyrrell County and was buried in the family cemetery there.