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Brownrigg, Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas Brownrigg (1793-1846) of Chowan County, NC, attended the University from 1807 until 1813. Though he is not listed among the graduates of 1813, his Philanthropic Society diploma survives. Because he was not admitted to the Philanthropic Society until 1808, he probably spent his first year in Chapel Hill enrolled in the University's grammar school. He became a planter and operated fisheries. In 1816 he was elected to the NC House of Commons, and he served in the NC Senate in 1818, 1822, and 1831. Eventually he moved to Columbia, MS.