Richmond Pearson

Richmond Pearson ( born January 26, 1852 Yadkin County, North Carolina, † September 12, 1923 in Asheville, North Carolina ) was an American politician and diplomat. Between 1895 and 1901 he represented two times the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also acted in several countries as an American envoy.


Richmond Pearson was on the estate " Richmond Hill ," which belonged to his father, was born. He first attended the Horner 's School in Oxford and then until 1872, the Princeton College. After a subsequent law degree, he was admitted in 1874 as a lawyer. Between 1874 and 1877 he was American consul in Belgium. In the 1880s he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1884 and 1886 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1894 he was in the ninth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat William T. Crawford took on 4 March 1895 that he had beaten in the election. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1899 two legislative sessions. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. In 1898 he joined again against William Crawford, who won this election and replaced Pearson on March 4, 1899 at the Congress. However, this appeal against the outcome of the election is a contradiction. After this had been upheld, Pearson was able to take on May 15, 1900 old mandate again and end the current parliamentary term in Congress until March 3, 1901.

Between 1901 and 1909 Pearson worked in the diplomatic service of the federal government. In 1901 he became consul in Genoa (Italy) and in 1902 as a successor of Lloyd Carpenter Griscom ambassador to Persia, now Iran. This office he held until 1907 He then served until 1909 Ambassador to Greece and Montenegro.; then he withdrew into retirement. Richmond Pearson died on September 12, 1923 on his country estate " Richmond Hill " in Buncombe County.