John Wesley Crockett

John Wesley Crockett (* July 10, 1807 in Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee; † November 24, 1852 in Memphis, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1837 and 1841 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Wesley Crockett was the son of Congressman Davy Crockett, who is also known for his death in the battle for the fortress of Alamo in 1836. The younger Crockett attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law school and his admission to the bar he began in Paris (Tennessee ) to work in his new profession. Subsequently, he held several local offices.

His real political career as a member of the Whig party began after the death of his father. In the congressional elections of 1836 he was in the twelfth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Adam Huntsman on March 4, 1837. This district also his father had represented until 1835 in Congress. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1841 two legislative sessions.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives was John Crockett 1841-1843 senior prosecutor in the Ninth Judicial District of Tennessee. In 1843 he moved to New Orleans in Louisiana, where he worked as a commission merchant. He also went into the newspaper business, he moved by a daily newspaper. 1852 Crockett moved to Memphis, where he died on November 24 this year.