Facts and Events
Born in Augusta County, Virginia, Fulton attended common schools as a child and went on to graduate from Hampden-Sydney College. He studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Abingdon, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1823 and 1824 and the Virginia Senate from 1829 to 1831. Fulton was elected a Jacksonian to the United States House of Representatives in 1832, serving from 1833 to 1835, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1834. He ran for the House again in 1836, but died before the election on January 28, 1836 in Abingdon, Virginia. He was interred in Sinking Spring Cemetery in Abingdon.