Person:Hugh White (11)

Judge Hugh Lawson White
m. 14 APR 1770
  1. Margaret White1771 -
  2. Judge Hugh Lawson White1773 - 1840
  3. Moses White1775 -
  4. Andrew White1779 -
  5. Mary McConnell White1782 -
  6. Cynthia Berry White1786 - 1855
  7. Millenda White1789 -
m. 11 December 1798
  1. Charles Andrew Carrick White1797 - 1826
  2. Elizabeth Moon 'Betsy' White1803 - 1828
  3. James Moon May White1803 - 1828
  4. Mary Lawson 'Polly' White1805 - 1828
  5. Lucinda Blount White1807 - 1827
  6. Margaret Ann 'Peggy' White1809 - 1891
  7. Cynthia Williams White1812 - 1829
  8. Malinda McDowell White1815 - 1830
  9. Hugh Lawson White1818 - 1919
  10. Isabella Harvey White1820 -
  11. Samuel Davis Carrick White1825 - 1860
Facts and Events
Name Judge Hugh Lawson White
Gender Male
Birth[1] 30 October 1773 Rowan County, North Carolina
Marriage 11 December 1798 to Elizabeth Carrick
Death[1] 10 April 1840 Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
Reference Number? Q1634433?

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Hugh Lawson White (October 30, 1773April 10, 1840) was a prominent American politician during the first third of the 19th century. He succeeded Andrew Jackson and served in the United States Senate, representing Tennessee, from 1825 until his resignation in 1840, and was a Whig candidate for President in 1836.[1] He also served as a state supreme court justice, and president of the Knoxville branch of the Bank of Tennessee.[1]

An ardent strict constructionist and lifelong states' rights advocate, White was one of President Jackson's most trusted allies in Congress in the late 1820s and early 1830s. White fought against the national bank, tariffs, and the use of federal funds for internal improvements,[2] and led efforts in the Senate to pass the Indian Removal Act of 1830.[2] In 1833, at the height of the Nullification Crisis, White, as the Senate's president pro tempore, coordinated negotiations over the Clay compromise.[2]

Suspicious of the growing power of the presidency, White began to distance himself from Jackson in the mid-1830s, and realigned himself with Henry Clay and the burgeoning Whig Party.[2] He was eventually forced out of the Senate when Jackson's allies, led by James K. Polk, gained control of the Tennessee state legislature and demanded his resignation.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jeanette Tillotson Acklen (compiled). Tennessee Bible Records and Marriage Bonds, comp. by Jeannette T. Acklen. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1980), pg. 118.