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Encyclopedia > Israel Pickens

Israel Pickens (January 30, 1780April 24, 1827) was an American politician, serving two terms as Governor of the state of Alabama from 1821 to 1825. He was also in the North Carolina Senate from 1808 to 1810, and represented North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives from 1811 to 1817.


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.

Preceded by:
Thomas Bibb
Governor of Alabama
1821–1825
Succeeded by:
John Murphy
Preceded by:
Henry H. Chambers
U.S. Senator from Alabama
1826
Succeeded by:
John McKinley
Served in Senate alongside: William R. King

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Israel Pickens was born on January 30, 1780.
Israel Pickens was inaugurated as Alabama's third governor on November 9, 1821.
Pickens attempts to establish a state supported bank were thwarted by the legislators who preferred a state bank controlled by private interests.
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