McMULLEN, Fayette (1805-1880)

MCMULLEN, FAYETTE, a Representative from Virginia; born in Estellville (now Gate City), Scott County, Va., May 18, 1805; attended private schools; State driver and teamster; member of the State senate 1839-1849; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1857); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses), Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Thirty-fourth Congress); delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1852 and 1856; Governor of Washington Territory 1857-1861; elected as a Representative from Virginia to the Second Confederate Congress and served to the end of the Confederacy; engaged in agricultural pursuits and banking; was killed by a train in Wytheville, Va., November 8, 1880; interment in Round Hill Cemetery, Marion, Va.

Washington State Archives
Olympia, WA
Papers: In the United States Washington Territory Governor, Papers of the Fayette McMullen Administration, 1857-1860, 0.2 cubic foot.
The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and reports concerning Indian affairs, appointments, legislation, resignations, and other administrative matters. Included is correspondence with the Sheriff of Pierce County regarding the proposed hanging of Indian Chief Leschi. (source: Washington State Archives). Agency history record DCNV90-A80 provides basic information about the territorial government which created this records series. An inventory is available in the repository.

  • McMullen, Fayette. Letter of Hon. Fayette McMullin to the people of the Thirteenth Congressional District of Virginia. [N.p., 1856].