Jesse Franklin Cleveland

Jesse Franklin Cleveland ( born October 25, 1804 in Greenville, South Carolina, † June 22, 1841 in Charleston, South Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1839 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jesse Cleveland attended the public schools of his home and then moved to Georgia. There he began a political career as a member of the founded by President Andrew Jackson Democratic Party. Between 1831 and 1834 he was a member of the Senate of Georgia. Following the resignation of Congressman William Schley Cleveland was at the due election for the third parliamentary seat of Georgia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 October 1835. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1839 Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Jesse Cleveland moved to Charleston in South Carolina, where he was engaged in trade. He was also director of the State Bank of South Carolina. This office he held until his death on June 22, 1841 in Charleston.