Edward Fenwick Tattnall

Edward Fenwick Tattnall (* 1788 in Savannah, Georgia, † November 21, 1832 ) was an American politician. Between 1821 and 1827 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact date of birth of Edward Tattnall is unknown. He was born in 1788 in Savannah and attended schools in England. Upon his return to Georgia, he held several local offices. In the years 1816 and 1817 he was Attorney ( Solicitor General ) of Georgia. Politically, Tattnall was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In the years 1818 and 1819 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia.

In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1820, he became the fourth parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Alfred Cuthbert on March 4, 1821. After three re- elections he could remain until his resignation in 1827 in Congress. He was also selected for the 1827 legislative session beginning, but came back even before the inaugural session of the new Congress of its mandate. During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he experienced the fierce debate between supporters and opponents of the future President Andrew Jackson. Tattnall even joined in the movement to Jackson. After an election his seat fell to George Rockingham Gilmer.

After retiring from Congress was Edward Tattnall captain of the urban militia of Savannah. In this city he has also died on 21 November 1832.