Greene Washington Caldwell

Greene Washington Caldwell ( born April 13, 1806 Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina; † July 10, 1864 in Charlotte, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1841 and 1843 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Greene Caldwell enjoyed an academic education. After studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his 1832 was admitted as a doctor, he entered the medical service of the United States Army. After a later studied law and qualifying as a lawyer in Charlotte, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

Between 1836 and 1841 was Caldwell deputy in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In the congressional elections of 1840 he was in the eleventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Henry William Connor on March 4, 1841. The Eleventh District was dissolved in 1842 and only 90 years later, in 1932, re-established. Since Caldwell initially renounced his candidacy in another district, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1843.

In 1844, Greene Caldwell became head of the mint at Charlotte. During the Mexican-American War, he was to 1848 Captain of an infantry unit. In 1849 he moved into the Senate of North Carolina. The following year, he sought unsuccessfully to return to Congress. Then he returned to his roots as a doctor and practiced as a doctor again. Greene Caldwell died on July 10, 1864 in Charlotte.