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James Philip Eagle
Birth: Aug. 10, 1837
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1904
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Arkansas Governor. He moved to Arkansas in 1859 and was appointed Deputy Sheriff of Prairie County. During the Civil War, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the 2nd Arkansas Mounted Riflemen, Confederate Army. After the war, he attended Mississippi College and was a member of the Arkansas Legislature, serving (1873-78, 85-86). In 1888, he was elected as a Democrat the 16th Governor of Arkansas, serving until 1893. As Governor, he advocated reform in the state penitentiary system, supported a progressive policy on immigration, and endorsed liberal support for education. After leaving office, he was active with the Southern Baptist churches and was president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He died of heart failure at age 67. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Phillip Eagle (1813 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Kavanaugh Oldham Eagle (1854 - 1903)*
 
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Cause of death: heart failure
 
Burial:
Mount Holly Cemetery
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 21, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19640
James Philip Eagle
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