Meshack Franklin

Meshack Franklin ( * 1772 in Surry County, North Carolina, † December 18, 1839 ) was an American politician. Between 1807 and 1815 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Meshack Franklin was the younger brother of Governor and U.S. Senator Jesse Franklin ( 1760-1823 ). Little is known about his life outside of politics. He was a member of the founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. In the years 1800 and 1801 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1806 he was in the eleventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Israel Pickens on March 4, 1807. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1815 four legislative sessions. In this time the British -American War fell from 1812. During the years 1828, 1829 and 1838, Franklin was a member of the Senate of North Carolina. He died on December 18, 1839 on his property in Surry County.