John Steele (North Carolina politician)

John Steele ( born November 16, 1764 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; † August 14, 1815 ) was an American politician. Between 1790 and 1793 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Steele attended the Clio 's Nursery School in Statesville and the English School in Salisbury. He then worked as a farmer. In 1784 he was assessor and in 1787 the city council in his hometown. At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1787 and 1813 he was several times as a delegate in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1788 he participated in a meeting to revise the State Constitution as a delegate. In 1788 and 1790 he was a negotiator in negotiations with the Cherokee and Chickasaw.

In 1790, Steele was elected in the second district of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he took up his new mandate on April 19, 1790. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1793 Congress. There he was a supporter of the federal government under President George Washington (Pro - Administration). Between 1796 and 1802 Steele officiated as an auditor in the Ministry of Finance ( Comptroller of the Treasury). From 1805 to 1814, he was member of a commission which established the border between the states of North Carolina and Georgia. John Steele died on August 14, 1815 in Salisbury. On the same day he was again elected to the state legislature.