James Whitcomb Edit Profile
Graduate Transylvania U., 1819.
Admitted to Fayette County (Kentucky) bar, 1822. Prosecuting attorney Bloomington (Indiana), 1826-1829. Member Indiana Senate, 1830-1831, 32-36.
Commissioner General Land Office under President Jackson, 1836-1841. Governor Indiana, 1843-1849. Member United States Senate (Democrat) from Indiana, 1849-1852.
Bequeathed his extensive library to Indiana Asbury (now DePauw) U. Vice president American Bible Society, 1852. Author: Facts for the People, (treatise which opposed protective tariffs), 1843.
Member Indiana Senate, 1830-1831, 32-36. Member United States Senate (Democrat) from Indiana, 1849-1852.
Married Martha Ann Renwick Hurst, March 24, 1846, 1 daughter.