William S. Fulton
|United States Senator|
September 18, 1836 – August 15, 1844
|Preceded by||new constituency|
|Succeeded by||Chester Ashley|
|4th Governor of Arkansas Territory|
March 9, 1835 – June 15, 1836
|Preceded by||John Pope|
|Succeeded by||James Conway|
|2nd Secretary of the Arkansas Territory|
April 8, 1829 – February 23, 1835
|Preceded by||Robert Crittenden|
|Succeeded by||Lewis Randolph|
William Savin Fulton
June 2, 1795
Cecil County, Maryland, U.S.
|Died||August 15, 1844 (aged 49)|
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
|Resting place||Mount Holly Cemetery,|
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
|Political party||Jacksonian, Democrat|
|Years of service||1813–1814|
|Unit||Captain Nicholson's Company of Artillery|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
William Savin Fulton (June 2, 1795 – August 15, 1844) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Arkansas from 1836 until his death in 1844. He had previously served as the fourth governor of Arkansas Territory, from 1835 to 1836, and the second secretary of the Arkansas Territory from 1829 to 1835.
William Savin Fulton was born in Cecil County, Maryland, and graduated from Baltimore College in 1813. He had intended to study law, but with the outbreak of the War of 1812 he enlisted in a company of volunteers at Fort McHenry. Fulton was military secretary to General Andrew Jackson during the Seminole War in 1818. After the war, Fulton moved to Gallatin, Tennessee, where he was admitted to the bar in 1817.
In 1820, Fulton settled in Florence, Alabama. In 1821, he was elected to the Legislature. He was appointed Secretary of the Arkansas Territory by President Andrew Jackson in 1829. Fulton served as Secretary until 1835, when he was appointed Governor of the Territory. When Arkansas was admitted as a state in 1836, he became one of its first Senators. In the United States Senate he became a member of the Democratic Party. Fulton remained a Senator until his death in 1844.
- "William Savin Fulton (1795–1844)". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- "Fulton, William Savin (1795-1844)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
- "Profile for Fulton County, Arkansas, AR". ePodunk. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 133.
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