Franklin E. PLUMMER, Congress, MS (1847)


PLUMMER, Franklin E., a Representative from Mississippi; born in Massachusetts, birth date unknown; completed preparatory studies; moved to Mississippi and taught school in Copiah County, Miss.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Westville, Miss.; held various local offices; member of the State house of representatives; founded the town of Pittsburg (now part of Grenada); elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; died in Jackson, Miss., September 24, 1847.


Miles, Edwin A. “Franklin E. Plummer: Piney Woods Spokesman of the Jackson Era.” Journal of Mississippi History 14 (January 1952): 2-34.

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