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James Graham
Birth: Jan. 7, 1793
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1851
Rutherfordton
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA

US Congressman. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1814, studied law, attained admission to the bar in 1818 and began a practice in Rutherford County. Graham served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1822 to 1824 and 1828 to 1829. In 1832 he was a successful Anti-Jacksonian candidate for the US House of Representatives and served one term and part of another. Graham appeared to have won reelection in 1834, and he began his second term in March, 1835, but his seat was declared vacant in March, 1836. He then ran for it in the ensuing special election, which he won. Graham, by now a Whig, then won reelection to two full terms and served from December, 1836 to March, 1843. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842, but reclaimed his seat in 1844, serving one term, 1845 to 1847. Graham did not run again in 1846, and moved to Rutherfordton, where he owned a plantation. James Graham was the brother of William A. Graham (1804-1875), who served as Congressman, US Senator, and US Secretary of the Navy and was the 1852 Whig nominee for Vice President. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Burial:
Machpelah Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Lincolnton
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: May 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26598079
James Graham
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James Graham
Added by: Bill McKern
 
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 Added: Jan. 7, 2014
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- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Sep. 25, 2012
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