William Cabell Rives, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


William Cabell Rives

American politician

Date of Birth: 04-May-1793

Place of Birth: Amherst County, Virginia, United States

Date of Death: 25-Apr-1868

Profession: lawyer, politician, diplomat

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About William Cabell Rives

  • William Cabell Rives (May 4, 1793 – April 25, 1868) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat from Albemarle County, Virginia.
  • He represented Virginia as a Jackson Democrat in both the U.S.
  • House and Senate.
  • He served two terms as U.S.
  • Minister to France.
  • As minister during the Andrew Jackson administration, he negotiated a treaty whereby the French agreed to pay the U.S.
  • for spoliation claims from the Napoleonic Wars.
  • During the American Civil War, Rives served as a Delegate to the Provisional Confederate Congress and as a member of the Confederate House of Representatives.

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