Newland, David

Flourished: North Carolina

Newland and his brother held mail contracts in Burke County, North Carolina. Newland was a Jacksonian who represented Burke County in the North Carolina House of Commons from 1826 to 1830. He served one term in the North Carolina Senate, from 1830-1831. He ran for Congress in 1835, and lost to James Graham. Newland contested the election and a new election was held, at which Graham was elected.

Daniel M. McFarland, "Graham, James," NCPedia,; John Hill Wheeler, Historical Sketches of North Carolina: From 1584 to 1851 (Philadelphia: n.p., 1851; rep., Baltimore: Clearfield, 1974), 62; Edward W. Phifer Jr., Burke County: A Brief History (Raleigh: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1979), 65-66.