Nathaniel Claiborne

Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne (born 14 December 1777 Chesterfield, Sussex County, Virginia; † August 15, 1859 in Rocky Mount, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1825 and 1837 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Nathaniel Claiborne came from an illustrious family of politicians. He was the brother of William CC Claiborne († 1817), who was among other things, Governor of Louisiana and U.S. Senator. Nathaniel Claiborne was also a nephew of Thomas Claiborne Kongressabageordneten (1749-1812) and an uncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne (1809-1884), who represented the state of Mississippi in Congress. He was also the grandfather of James Robert Claiborne (1882-1944), who sat for Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, there were other somewhat distant relatives, among other things, held high political office in Congress.

Claiborne attended the common schools and worked afterwards in agriculture. At the same time he proposed according to the family tradition, also a political career one. Between 1810 and 1812 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Virginia; of 1821 and 1825 he was a member of the State Senate. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson. In the congressional elections of 1824 Claiborne was in the seventh election district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jabez Leftwich on March 4, 1825. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1837 six legislative periods. Starting from 1835, he represented there as the successor to William S. Archer the third district of his state. Since the inauguration of President Jackson in 1829, was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

Nathaniel Claiborne distanced himself in the 1830s by Jackson and joined the opposition National Republican Party on. In his last term he represented that party in Congress. From 1831 to 1837 he was Chairman of the Election Committee. In 1836 he was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Claiborne again worked in agriculture. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on August 15, 1859 in near Rocky Mount.