William Grainger Blount

William Grainger Blount (* 1784 in New Bern, North Carolina, † May 21, 1827 in Paris, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1815 and 1819 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Grainger Blount was a son of U.S. Senator William Blount (1749-1800) and a nephew of Congressman Thomas Blount ( 1759-1812 ). He first attended the New Bern Academy and moved in 1792 with his parents to Knoxville in Tennessee today. After studying law and its made ​​in 1805 admitted to the bar he began to work there in his new profession. He was also engaged in farming. At the same time struck Blount as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party a political career one. In 1811 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Tennessee. Between 1811 and 1815 he served as Secretary of State, the managing officials of the government of Tennessee.

After the death of Rep. John Sevier Blount was in the overdue election for the sixth seat of Tennessee as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 8 December 1815. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1819 Congress. In 1818 he gave up another candidacy. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Blount again worked as a lawyer in Knoxville. In 1826 he moved his office and his residence to Paris in Henry County, where he died on 21 May 1827.