Joseph Pearson

Joseph Pearson ( * 1776 in Rowan County, North Carolina, † October 27, 1834 in Salisbury, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1809 and 1815 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Pearson first attended preparatory schools. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in Salisbury in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Federalist Party, a political career. In the years 1804 and 1805 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1808 he was in the tenth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Evan Shelby Alexander on March 4, 1809. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1815 three legislative periods. These were shaped by the events of the British -American War. In 1809 he fought a duel with John George Jackson ( 1777-1825 ), a congressman from Virginia, who was there wounded in the hip.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, Joseph Pearson retired from politics. He died on October 27, 1834 in Salisbury.