“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Governor Tazewell

Governor Tazewell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
1. Governor Tazewell Marker
Inscription. Here stood the residence of Littleton Waller Tazewell, attorney, Virginia legislator, U.S. Congressman and Senator, and Governor of Virginia. The Williamsburg native came to Norfolk in 1802 to practice commercial and maritime law and was widely known for his skill in debate. He successfully negotiated with British against their blockade of Norfolk in 1807, helped finalize the purchase of Florida from Spain in 1821, and participated in the 1829 Convention to rewrite Virginia's Constitution.
Tazewell declined Henry Clay's invitation to serve as running mate in Clay's unsuccessful bid for President in 1828 and President Andrew Jackson' s offer of a post as Secretary of War or Minister to Great Britain. He received 39 votes from the Electoral College in the 1836 presidential election, even though he was not a candidate. That Littleton Waller Tazewell' s reputation was not more lasting is attributed to his distaste for politics and dislikes of being separated from home and family.
Tazewell home was moved to Norfolk's Edgewater neighborhood around 1900. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by City of Norfolk.
Location. 36° 50.955′ N, 76° 17.474′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia, in
Governor Tazewell Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
2. Governor Tazewell Hotel
Norfolk. Marker is on Tazewell Street near Granby St. Click for map. Marker is on side of Tazewell Hotel facing W. Tazewell St. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 W Tazewell St, Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norfolk College for Young Ladies (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tripoli Street (about 400 feet away); Monticello Hotel, 1898 (about 400 feet away); Margaret Douglass (about 500 feet away); Town Back Creek and Stone Bridge (about 500 feet away); Epworth United Methodist Church, 1894 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battleship Wisconsin: Quad 40 Mount (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old City Hall and Courthouse, 1850 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norfolk.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Littleton Waller Tazewell. Littleton Waller Tazewell (December 17, 1774– May 6, 1860) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from and the 26th Governor of Virginia. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Littleton Waller Tazewell - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on September 5, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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On this site stood the Residence of image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
3. On this site stood the Residence of
Littleton Waller Tazewell
1774 - 1860
United States Senator
Governor of Virginia
Life was spent in the service of
his native Virginia
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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