Poinsett was aware that his friends had nominated him to represent Charleston,
South Carolina, in the state legislature.
Joel R. Poinsett, in full Joel Roberts Poinsett (born March 2, 1779, ... He
interrupted his legislative career to go on a special mission to Mexico in 1822
and 1823, ...
Joel Roberts Poinsett was born on March 2nd, 1779 in Charleston, South
Carolina. As a very educated young person he was fluent in French, Spanish,
Poinsett, Joel Roberts (1779–1851) ... An ardent republican who long wanted a
military career, Poinsett was soon promoting rebellion among South American ...
The Poinsett Club was named for the 19th century South Carolina statesman,
Joel R. Poinsett. ... in Charleston, SC, March 2, 1779, to Dr. Elisha Poinsett and
Ann Roberts. ... During his political career, Poinsett served as Secretary of War
Joel Roberts Poinsett came from a wealthy and distinguished South Carolina ...
that medicine was not for him, he was attracted instead to the profession of arms.
Today, Joel Roberts Poinsett's chief claim to fame in the United States is as the
man ... pursued a political career in the South Carolina legislature and in the U.S.
Excerpts from Joel Roberts Poinsett, Notes on Mexico, made in the Autumn of ...
an expression of shrewdness, common to those of his profession in this country.
Dec 4, 2013 ... At that point in his career, he'd served in the U.S. House of Representatives and
as America's first diplomatic minister to Mexico. Joel Roberts ...
Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851) was a Charlestonian Huguenot, a world-
traveler, and ... Poinsett's career straddled the Jeffersonian and Jacksonian eras.