John Pope was born in Prince William County, Virginia in 1770. He lost his arm during his youth and was known as "One-arm Pope". He studied law and moved to Springfield, Kentucky where he was admitted to the bar. He practiced law in Washington, Shelby, and Fayette County, Kentucky. He was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1802 and served again in 1806 and 1807.
From 1829 to 1835 he served as the Governor of Arkansas Territory. During his term as governor he arranged for the construction of the Old State House which remains the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi River.
Categories: Governors of Arkansas | United States Senators | Members of the U.S. House of Representatives | Kentucky State Senators | Members of the Kentucky House of Representatives | 1770 births | 1845 deaths
JohnPope (1770–July 12, 1845) was a United States Senator from Kentucky, a member of the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky, Secretary of State of Kentucky, and Governor of Arkansas Territory.
JohnPope was born in Prince William County, Virginia in 1770.
He was also the brother of Nathaniel Pope, a prominent figure in early Illinois Territory, and the uncle to both JohnPope, Union General in the Civil War and Daniel Pope Cook, another prominent politician in the early history of the state of Illinois.
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