George Poindexter, an American politician, born in Louisa co., Va., in 1779, died in Jackson, Miss., Sept. 5, 1853. He began to practise law in Milton, Va., but in 1802 removedto Mississippi territory, where he was commissioned by Gov. Claiborne as attorney general. He was involved in many personal and political quarrels, and from one of these resulted a duel in which he killed Abijah Hunt, then the principal merchant of the southwest. He was territorial delegate to congress from 1807 to 1813, when he was appointed United States judge for his district. After the admission of Mississippi as a state in 1817 he was elected its first representative in congress, where in 1819 he effectively defended Gen. Jackson for his conduct in the Seminole war. From 1819 to 1821 he was governor of Mississippi, and from 1831 to 1835 a member of the United States senate, where he gradually became an opponent of Jackson, and was suspected by him of complicity in the attempt made upon his life at the capitol. In 1835 he removed to Louisville, but soon returned to Mississippi. He published a " Revised Code of the Laws of Mississippi" (1824).