Jesse WHARTON, Congress, TN (1782-1833)

Senate Years of Service:
Democratic Republican

WHARTON, Jesse, (grandfather of Wharton Jackson Green), a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born in Covesville, Albemarle County, Va., July 29, 1782; completed preparatory studies; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Albemarle County; moved to Tennessee; elected as a Democratic Republican to the Tenth Congress (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1809); appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George W. Campbell and served from March 17, 1814, to October 10, 1815, when a successor was elected; resumed the practice of his profession; member of the board of visitors to the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 1832; died in Nashville, Tenn., July 22, 1833; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.


McKellar, Kenneth. “Jesse Wharton,” in Tennessee Senators as Seen by One of Their Successors. Kingsport, Tenn.: Southern Publishers, Inc., 1942, 135-140.

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