Samuel Price Carson

Samuel Price Carson ( born January 22, 1798 in Pleasant Gardens, McDowell County, North Carolina; † November 2, 1838 in Hot Springs, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between 1825 and 1833 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Carson enjoyed a private school education and worked in agriculture. He also began a political career. Between 1822 and 1824 he sat in the Senate of North Carolina. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the later U.S. President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. In the congressional elections of 1824 Carson was in the twelfth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded Robert B. Vance took up on March 4, 1825, he fatally wounded in a duel in 1827. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1833 four legislative sessions. Since the inauguration of Andrew Jackson as president in 1829, was fought in Congress violently over his policies. This is discussed included the controversial implementation of the Indian Removal Act, which Nullifikationskrise with the State of South Carolina and banking policy of the President.

1832 Carson lost against James Graham. A year later he was again elected to the Senate from North Carolina. In 1835 he was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution. Then he moved to Texas, where he was involved in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence from Mexico and the Constitution of the independent Republic. Between March and April 1836, he was the first foreign minister of the new sovereign state. In the same year he enlisted in the Federal Capital Washington to recognize the Republic of Texas. He died on 2 November 1838 in Arkansas.