Cuthbert POWELL, Congress, VA (1775-1849)


POWELL, Cuthbert, (son of Levin Powell), a Representative from Virginia; born in Alexandria, Va., March 4, 1775; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Alexandria; mayor of Alexandria; moved to Loudoun County; engaged in agricultural pursuits; held various local offices; served in the State senate 1815-1819; member of the State house of delegates in 1828 and 1829; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); died in “Llangollen,” Loudoun County, Va., May 8, 1849; interment in the private cemetery on his estate, “Llangollen,” in Loudoun County, Va.

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