Random Thoughts: The Brothers Bibb – Part 2
May 22, 2020
As we saw last week, only three people in U.S. history have served as governor of one state and as a United States senator from another.
One was Sam Houston who was a senator from Texas after serving as governor of Tennessee. Another is Mitt Romney, a current Utah senator who previously was governor of Massachusetts.
The first person to pull off this feat, however, was William Wyatt Bibb. A native of Virginia, Bibb was born in 1781 into a political family. His father, also named William, was a member of the Virginia state legislature.
The elder Bibb was also a veteran of the American Revolu...