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John Pool

John Pool, American senator.

Background

  • Pool, John was born on June 16, 1826 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, United States. Son of Solomon and Martha (Gaskins) Pool.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the University North Carolina, 1847.

    Career

    • Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1847. Member North Carolina Senate, 1856, 58, 64, 65, introduced peace resolutions providing for appointment of peace commissioner by state. Member North Carolina Constitutional Convention, 1865-1866.

      Elected to the United States Senate, 1865, not seated. Member North Carolina Republican Convention, 1867, introduced resolutions (voted down) demanding universal suffrage, restriction on taxing power of Legislature and immediate removal all disabilities. Member United States Senate from North Carolina, July 4, 1868-1873.

      Appointed superintendent public instruction North Carolina, 1876. Joined labor organization, 1876.

    Membership

    Member North Carolina Senate, 1856, 58, 64, 65, introduced peace resolutions providing for appointment of peace commissioner by state. Member North Carolina Constitutional Convention, 1865-1866. Member North Carolina Republican Convention, 1867, introduced resolutions (voted down) demanding universal suffrage, restriction on taxing power of Legislature and immediate removal all disabilities.

    Member United States Senate from North Carolina, July 4, 1868-1873.

    Connections

    • Married Narcissa Sawyer. Married second, Mollie McBane.
    • father: Solomon Pool
    • mother: Martha (Gaskins) Pool
    • spouses: Narcissa Sawyer
    • Mollie McBane.
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    Born June 16, 1826
    Died August 16, 1884
    (aged 58)
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