Nathaniel POPE, Congress, IL (1784-1850)


POPE, Nathaniel, a Delegate from Illinois Territory; born in Louisville, Ky., January 5, 1784; attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar; settled in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., in 1804, where he commenced the practice of his profession; moved to Springfield, Ill.; appointed secretary of Illinois Territory by President Madison in 1809; reappointed in 1813 and served from March 7, 1809, until his resignation in 1816 to become Delegate; elected on September 5, 1816, a Delegate to Congress for a term of two years (Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses); appointed register of the land office at Edwardsville, Ill., on November 30, 1818, and served until March 3, 1819; appointed United States judge for the district of Illinois on March 3, 1819, and served in that capacity until his death; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1824; died in St. Louis, Mo., January 22, 1850; interment in the Colonel OâFallon Burying Ground, on the Bellefontaine Road.

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