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US representative and senator, born in Edgecombe, North Carolina, USA. Although he came north to serve in the New Jersey militia (1777), he opposed the Constitution. He served in the North Carolina senate (1780–4) before going to the US House of Representatives (Republican, North Carolina, 1791–1815) and Senate (1815–28). A defender of slavery, he led the Republican opposition to any Federalist proposals, becoming known for his negative votes. After his retirement he championed states' rights and Van Buren's candidacy.

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