John Culpepper

John Culpepper (* April 10, 1765 in Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina; † January 1841 in Darlington County, South Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1807 and 1829 he represented several times the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Culpepper attended the common schools and then became a pastor of the Baptist church. Politically, he was a member of the Federalist Party. In the congressional elections of 1806 he was in the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Duncan McFarlan on March 4, 1807. This election was contested and arranged a by-election, the Culpepper also won. In order him to undergo Legislatureperiode in Congress with a brief interruption until March 3, 1809. In the following years until 1829, he was elected several times in the seventh district of his state in Congress. Between March 4, 1813 to March 3, 1817, he was able to spend two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, which were marked at the beginning of the events of the British - American War. In 1816, he was not confirmed.

In the elections of 1818 Culpepper was elected a second time in the Congress, where he completed a further term of between 4 March 1819 and 3 March 1821. In the 1820s he joined the movement to President John Quincy Adams. Between 1823 and 1825, and again from 1827 to 1829 he was again congressman, now for the National Republican Party. This period was characterized by fierce debate between supporters and opponents of the future President Andrew Jackson. In 1828, John Culpepper gave up another candidacy. After his final retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he retired from politics. He died in January 1841 at the estate of his son in South Carolina.