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American William C. C. CLAIBORNE

born William Charles Cole CLAIBORNE

United States politician, best known as the first Governor of Louisiana

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Born: on August 13, 1773 in Sussex County, Virginia, USA
Died: on November 23, 1817 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


William C. C. Claiborne was born in Sussex County, Virginia. His parents were Colonel William Claiborne and Mary Leigh Claiborne.

He studied at the College of William and Mary, then Richmond Academy. At the age of 16 he moved to New York City, where he worked as a clerk under John Beckley, the clerk of the United States House of Representatives, which was then seated in that city. He moved to Philadelphia with the Federal Government. He then began study of law, and moved to Tennessee in 1794 to start a law practice. Governor John Sevier appointed Claiborne to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1796.

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