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John Pool

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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.