BULL, John, Congress, MD (1803-1863)


BULL, John, a Representative from Missouri; born in Virginia in 1803; studied medicine in Baltimore, Md.; moved to Howard County, Mo., and settled near Glasgow; engaged in the practice of medicine; studied theology; was ordained to the ministry and became a Methodist minister in that locality; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Missouri; presidential elector on the ticket of Jackson and Calhoun in 1828; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); resumed his ministerial duties and also the practice of medicine; died near Rothville, Chariton County, Mo., in February 1863; interment in Hutcheson Cemetery, a family burial ground, near Rothville, Mo.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present