Littleton Waller Tazewell (December 17, 1774 – May 6, 1860) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from and the 26th Governor of Virginia. Tazewell, son of Henry Tazewell, was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, where his grandfather Benjamin Waller was a lawyer, who taught him Latin. Tazewell was privately tutored by John Wickham; he later graduated from the College of William and Mary at Williamsburg in 1791.

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  • Littleton Waller Tazewell war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker und von 1834 bis 1836 Gouverneur des Bundesstaates Virginia.
  • Littleton Waller Tazewell, född 17 december 1774 i Williamsburg, Virginia, död 6 maj 1860 i Norfolk, Virginia, var en amerikansk politiker. Han representerade delstaten Virginia i båda kamrarna av USA:s kongress, först i representanthuset 1800-1801 och sedan i senaten 1824-1832. Han var guvernör i Virginia 1834-1836. Han var son till Henry Tazewell. Littleton Waller Tazewell utexaminerades 1791 från The College of William & Mary. Han studerade sedan juridik och inledde 1796 sin karriär som advokat i James City County. Kongressledamoten John Marshall avgick 1800 och efterträddes av demokrat-republikanen Tazewell. Han efterträddes i sin tur 1801 av John Clopton. Senator John Taylor avled 1824 i ämbetet och efterträddes av Tazewell. Han var under sin tid i senaten en anhängare av Andrew Jackson och gick med i demokraterna. Han avgick 1832 och efterträddes av William Cabell Rives. Tazewell bytte sedan parti till whig-partiet och efterträdde 1834 John Floyd som guvernör. Han efterträddes 1836 av Wyndham Robertson.
  • Littleton Waller Tazewell (December 17, 1774 – May 6, 1860) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from and the 26th Governor of Virginia. Tazewell, son of Henry Tazewell, was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, where his grandfather Benjamin Waller was a lawyer, who taught him Latin. Tazewell was privately tutored by John Wickham; he later graduated from the College of William and Mary at Williamsburg in 1791. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1796, and commenced practice in James City County, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1798 to 1800. Elected to the Sixth United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Marshall, he served from November 26, 1800, to March 4, 1801. Tazewell moved to Norfolk, Virginia in 1802. He held public office again in 1804 in the Virginia General Assembly until 1806. Then again served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1816 to 1817. He was one of the commissioners of claims under the treaty with Spain ceding Florida in 1821. Tazewell was elected in 1824 to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Taylor. Re-elected in 1829, he served from December 7, 1824, to July 16, 1832, when he resigned. While in the Senate, he was President pro tempore of the Senate during the Twenty-second United States Congress and chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He was Governor of Virginia from 1834 until 1836, whereupon he then retired from public life. His principal published work is Review of the Negotiations between the United States and Great Britain Respecting the Commerce of the Two Countries (1829) New International Encyclopedia Politically, Tazewell was a Jacksonian Republican. Tazewell was elected to the U.S. House in 1800 to complete the term in the Sixth Congress when John Marshall resigned. Tazewell was senator from 1824 to 1832. Tazewell died in Norfolk, Virginia, on May 6, 1860. He was interred on his estate on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and re-interred, in 1866, in Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk. Tazewell, Virginia, Tazewell County, Virginia and Tazewell County, Illinois are named in his honor, and in his father's honor, as are the cities of Tazewell and New Tazewell, Tennessee. A plaque in his honor is found at the corner of Tazewell and Granby streets in Norfolk, near the Tazewell Hotel and Suites, where his two-story house was located. Tazewell was the maternal grandfather of Littleton Waller Tazewell Bradford (1848–1918), a prominent Virginia politician, and a founder of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Littleton Waller Tazewell at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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  • Littleton Waller Tazewell, född 17 december 1774 i Williamsburg, Virginia, död 6 maj 1860 i Norfolk, Virginia, var en amerikansk politiker. Han representerade delstaten Virginia i båda kamrarna av USA:s kongress, först i representanthuset 1800-1801 och sedan i senaten 1824-1832. Han var guvernör i Virginia 1834-1836. Han var son till Henry Tazewell. Littleton Waller Tazewell utexaminerades 1791 från The College of William & Mary.
  • Littleton Waller Tazewell (December 17, 1774 – May 6, 1860) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from and the 26th Governor of Virginia. Tazewell, son of Henry Tazewell, was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, where his grandfather Benjamin Waller was a lawyer, who taught him Latin. Tazewell was privately tutored by John Wickham; he later graduated from the College of William and Mary at Williamsburg in 1791.
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