Edward Fenwick Tattnall

Edward Fenwick Tattnall (June 3, 1788 – November 21, 1832) was an American politician, soldier and lawyer.


Born in Savannah, Georgia in 1788, Tattnall was educated in England. He was solicitor general from November 1816 until September 1817. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1818 and 1819. Tattnall was elected as a Democratic-Republican Representative from Georgia to the 17th United States Congress. He was reelected to the 18th, 19th and 20th United States Congresses and served from March 4, 1821, until his resignation in 1827 before the start of the 20th Congress.

Tattnall served as first captain of the Savannah Volunteer Guards. He died in Savannah on November 21, 1832, and was buried in that city's Bonaventure Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Edward Fenwick Tattnall (id: T000051)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Edward Fenwick Tattnall at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1821 – March 4, 1827
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
New seat
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1827 – 1827
Succeeded by