Edmund Deberry

Edmund Deberry ( born August 14, 1787 Lawrenceville, Montgomery County, North Carolina, † December 12, 1859 in Montgomery County, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1829 and 1851 he represented several times the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edmund Deberry attended the public schools in High Shoals. He then worked in agriculture. He operated a cotton mill and a corn mill. At the same time he began a political career. Between 1806 and 1828, he sat on several occasions in the Senate of North Carolina. In the meantime, he was also a Justice of the Peace. Politically, he was in opposition to President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic Party. Deberry was initially a member of the short-lived National Republican Party and joined the mid- 1830s, the Whig party on.

In the congressional elections of 1828 Deberry was the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Culpepper on March 4, 1829. Since he lost in 1830 against Lauchlin Bethune, he could prefer to take only one term in Congress until March 3, 1831. This was determined by the discussions about the policy of President Jackson. In 1832 he was removed again and complete 1845 six other legislative periods after five elections between 4 March 1833 to 3 March Bethune in Congress. From 1837 to 1845 he was chairman of the Agriculture Committee. Since 1843 Deberry represented as the successor of William Henry Washington the fourth district of North Carolina. From 1841 has been discussed in Congress intensified about a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas.

1844 Deberry waived on a bid again. In the congressional elections of 1848, he was then in the third district of the State of re-elected to Congress, where he Daniel Moreau Barringer replaced on March 4, 1849. Since he did not run in 1850, he could spend up to March 3, 1851 just another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Then he took his previous activities in agriculture again. Edmund Deberry died on December 12, 1859 at his estate in Montgomery County.