John Crowell (Alabama politician)

Joseph John Crowell (September 18, 1780 – June 25, 1846) was born in Halifax County, North Carolina. He was educated locally. In the War of 1812, he helped to recruit a regiment and was commissioned as a colonel. He moved to Alabama in 1815, serving as Congressional Delegate from the Alabama Territory. In the election of 1818, he became the first member of the House of Representatives from the new state of Alabama. When he retired after one term in 1821, President James Monroe appointed him the United States Indian agent to the Creek Indians. He died at Fort Mitchell, Alabama in 1846.

Joseph Crowell
Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, July 18, 1935 TOMB MONUMENT OF COL. JOHN CROWELL, SR. AT FORT MITCHELL, ALABAMA - Crowell-Cantey-Alexander House, HABS ALA,57-FOMI,1-15.tif
Crowell's tomb in Fort Mitchell, Alabama
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large district
In office
December 14, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded byHimself (Delegate)
Succeeded byGabriel Moore
Delegate to the
U.S. House of Representatives
from the Alabama Territory's
at-large district
In office
January 29, 1818 – March 3, 1819
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byHimself (Representative)
Personal details
Born
Joseph John Crowell

(1780-09-18)September 18, 1780
Halifax County, North Carolina, U.S.
DiedJune 25, 1846(1846-06-25) (aged 65)
Fort Mitchell, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "John Crowell (id: C000942)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

External linksEdit

U.S. House of Representatives
New constituency Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama Territory's at-large congressional district

1818–1819
Succeeded by
Himself
as U.S. Representative
Preceded by
Himself
as U.S. Delegate
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large congressional district

1819–1821
Succeeded by