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Nicknames: "Pickins"
Birthplace: Carrabus Co.,NC
Death: Died in Matanzas, Cuba
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Israel Pickens, Gov.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Pickens

Israel Pickens (January 30, 1780 – April 24, 1827) was an American politician and lawyer, third Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama (1821–1825), an Alabama U.S. Senator from February 17 to November 27, 1826, a member of the North Carolina Senate (1808–1810), , and a North Carolina Congressman in the United States House of Representatives (1811–1817).


Born in Concord, North Carolina, Pickens graduated from Jefferson College (now Washington & Jefferson College) in 1802, studied law and was admitted to the bar.


After being governor, he was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy left by the death of Henry H. Chambers. He only served from February 17 to November 27, 1826, when the elected successor, John McKinley, took office. He died in Matanzas, Cuba in 1827. Originally buried in family graveyard; later moved to City Cemetery, Greensboro, Alabama.

-------------------- Born in Concord, North Carolina, Pickens graduated from Jefferson College (now Washington & Jefferson College) in 1802, studied law and was admitted to the bar.

After serving as Governor, he was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy left by the death of Henry H. Chambers. He only served from February 17 to November 27, 1826, when the elected successor, John McKinley, took office.

In addition to politics, Pickens participated in the American Colonization Society and was interested in scientific research. He invented a lunar dial.

Pickens died in Matanzas, Cuba in 1827. He was originally buried in a family graveyard but his remains were later moved to City Cemetery, Greensboro, Alabama.

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Israel Pickens, Governor, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1780
January 30, 1780
Carrabus Co.,NC
1814
1814
Age 33
1815
1815
Age 34
Burke Co. N.C.
1817
1817
Age 36
1820
1820
Age 39
St. Stephens, Ala
1823
1823
Age 42
1827
April 24, 1827
Age 47
Matanzas, Cuba
May, 1827
Age 47
Greensboro,Hale Co., AL
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Lawyer, 3rd Govenor of Alabama