National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Tennessee State Museum
Record No:
1.859
Subject: Trousdale, William
Artist: Unknown  
Date: Unknown
Location: TN State Museum
505 Deadrick Street.
Nashville, TN 37243
Web Contact: TN State Museum
Media: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: Unknown






History:

Unknown.
Notes: William Trousdale was born in North Carolina in 1790 and moved to Tennessee at age 6. He was of Scot-Irish descent and came to be known as the "War Horse of Sumner County," fighting under Andrew Jackson in the Creek War. He served as brigadier-general in the U.S. Army in the War with Mexico. After serving in the Tennessee state legislature, he was elected as governor from the Democratic party in 1849. The most important event during Trousdale's administration was the Southern Convention held in Nashville in 1850. The purpose of the convention was to discuss the issues of the slavery controversy resulting from the Wilmot Proviso, which excluded slavery in newly acquired territory. The convention resulted in the Compromise of 1850. After serving as Governor, he became minister to Brazil in 1852 and died in 1872.
Categories: Portrait paintings;Tennessee Governors; Mexican War; Creek Indian Wars; Men.
   

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