John H. Fulton

John Fulton Hall (* 1792 in Augusta County, Virginia; † January 28, 1836 in Abingdon, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1835 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Fulton was the brother of Congressman Andrew S. Fulton ( 1800-1884 ). He attended the common schools and the Hampden - Sydney College. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in Abingdon in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In the years 1823 and 1824 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia; 1829 to 1831 he was a member of the State Senate. In the 1820s 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 Fulton was in the 18th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph Johnson on March 4, 1833. Since he has not been confirmed in 1834, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1835. Since the inauguration of President Jackson in 1829, was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Fulton worked on the continuation of his political career. At the time of his death on 28 January 1836, he had already been nominated for the upcoming midterm elections this year.