Sevier[sə-vîrˈ], John 1745-1815.
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, John 1745-1815.
American Revolutionary soldier and politician. He led the settlers who defeated the Loyalists in the Battle of King's Mountain (1780) and later served as the first governor of Tennessee (1796-1801 and 1803-1809).