|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1846|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1931|
Co.F 45th N.C. CSA - He joined at age 16.
President of the Supreme Court of Virginia. He moved to Hanover County in 1869. He farmed and read law. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 1881 and served until 1895.
After the war he returned to his North Carolina home, married the same year (1865) and in 1869 moved to Hanover county, Virginia, the home of his wife's family. there he farmed, studied law at home, and in 1874, through the assistance of lawyer friends of the county, obtained a license to practice. He rose rapidly to distinction in his profession and in public esteem, took an active part in politics, and in 1881 was elected to represent Hanover county in the house of delegates. He served with much ability which received through appreciation and the endorsement of his constituents, by successive re-elections, serving in the house from 1881 to 1895. He was four times elected speaker, serving in that capacity 1887-1895. In 1884 he was Democratic presidential elector; in 1892 he was a member of the State Debt Commission that effected a readjustment and settlement of the state debt of Virginia. He was also chairman of the joint committee of the legislature of Virginia, to adjust and settle with Maryland the controversy over the boundary line between the two states. He prepared the report that later was adopted by the legislature of both Virginia and Maryland as a final settlement of the dispute. In 1894 he was elected judge of the Virginia supreme court of appeals, for a term of twelve years, taking his state on the bench, January 1, 1895. He was a capable and conscientious judge and so won the respect of the people of Virginia that in 1906 he was re-elected for a second term of four years, and again in 1910 for a third term, twelve years. His residence is at Hanover, Virginia; he is a member of the Presbyterian church and for many years has been an elder.
He was the son of Richard Perrin Cardwell and Elizabeth Martin Dalton Cardwell. He was married to Kate Howard Cardwell.
Kate Howard Cardwell (1839 - 1909)*
Howard Cardwell (1866 - 1876)*
William Duval Cardwell (1868 - 1954)*
Lucy Crump Cardwell (1870 - 1956)*
Charles Patteson Cardwell (1874 - 1941)*
Kate Cardwell Winston (1875 - 1924)*
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Jul 26, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5639626
Added: Jul. 8, 2013
Richard H. Cardwell Regiment Name 1st. Confederate Engineer Troops. Side Confederate Company F Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private CSA/CW Record can be found on: Film Number M818 roll 5|
Added: Apr. 9, 2012
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!|
Martha Reid 19 UDC
Added: Apr. 29, 2011
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