Jesse Atherton Bynum

Jesse Atherton Bynum (* May 23, 1797 in Halifax County, North Carolina, † September 23, 1868 in Alexandria, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1841 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In the years 1818 and 1819 Jesse Bynum graduated from Princeton College. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer in Halifax, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. From 1823-1824 and 1827-1830 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. He joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this.

In the congressional elections of 1832 he was in the second constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Branch on March 4, 1833. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1841 four legislative sessions. These were determined to 1837 of the discussions about the policy of President Jackson. It was about the implementation of the controversial Indian Removal Act, which Nullifikationskrise with the State of South Carolina and banking policy of the President.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Jesse Bynum moved to Alexandria, Louisiana, where he worked in agriculture. There he died on 23 September 1868.