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Timothy Bloodworth (1736 – August 24, 1814) was an American teacher and statesman from North Carolina.

He was born in North Carolina in 1736 and spent most of his life before the American Revolutionary War as a teacher. In 1776, he began making arms including muskets and bayonets for the Continental Army. In 1778 and 1779, he served as a member of the North Carolina state legislature. Following this, he held a number of political posts sequentially until serving as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1786.

He was elected to the First United States Congress as a member of the House of Representatives, serving from 1790 to 1791 before returning to the North Carolina state legislature. In 1794 Bloodworth was appointed to the United States Senate, where he served from 1795 to 1801. From then until his death in 1814, Bloodworth served as collector of customs in Wilmington, North Carolina. During the Second World War, liberty ship SS Timothy Bloodworth was named in his honor.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Ashe
North Carolina State Treasurer for the Wilmington District
Succeeded by
Memucan Hunt
as singular Treasurer of North Carolina
United States Senate
Preceded by
Benjamin Hawkins
United States Senator (Class 3) from North Carolina
Served alongside: Alexander Martin, Jesse Franklin
Succeeded by
David Stone


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