Littleton Waller Tazewell
Early years and political rise
Littleton Tazewell was a son of Henry Tazewell, who had been a 1793-1798 member of the U.S. Senate. He attended in Williamsburg until 1791, the College of William & Mary. After a subsequent law degree in 1796 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession.
Between 1798 and 1800, Tazewell deputy in the House of Representatives from Virginia. Following the resignation of John Marshall he ended his term in office between November 26, 1800, and March 3, 1801 U.S. House of Representatives. Between 1804 and 1806, and from 1816 to 1817 he was again a member of the State House of Representatives. In 1821 he was a member of a commission that arose with Spanish claims after the assignment of Florida to the United States.
Senator and Governor
After the death of Senator John Taylor Tazewell in 1824 as his successor elected to Congress. He ended the tenure of his predecessor, and was confirmed in 1829 in this office. Overall, he was between 7 December 1824 to the July 16, 1832 Member of the Senate. In July 1832, he officiated for a few days as President pro tempore of that body. Tazewell was chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. William Cabell Rives After his resignation took his seat
In 1834 Tazewell was elected as a candidate of the Whig Party as the new governor of his state. This office he held between March 31, 1834, April 30, 1836. During this time, the state of Virginia received $ 400,000 from the federal government for the payment of claims which have declined on the War of Independence. At that time, the dispute over slavery was fierce in Virginia. Tazewell was an opponent of the institution.
In April 1836 Tazewell resigned as governor of Virginia. After he retired from politics. He died in May 1860 in Norfolk. His marriage to Anne Stratton remained childless.