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,
December 12 is National Poinsettia Day. Learn about Joel Roberts Poinsett, the
Fifteenth Secretary of War.
Joel Roberts Poinsett was the first United States Ambassador to Mexico being
appointed ... Even though Poinsett had an outstanding career as a United States
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.
Hruneni Jr.'s “Palmetto Yankee: The Public Life and Times of Joel Roberts
Poinsett: 1824-1851” begins with Poinsett's career in Mexico and ends with his
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 ...
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