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 James Alexander Seddon

James Alexander Seddon

Birth
Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Aug 1880 (aged 65)
Goochland County, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6005865 · View Source
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A Richmond lawyer, he was a United States Representative from Virginia from 1845 to 1847 and again from 1849 to 1851. He was a member of the Peace Convention held in Washington, D. C., in 1861, and when that effort failed he was elected as a Virginia Delegate to the Provisional Confederate Congress. He was appointed Secretary of War by Confederate President Jefferson Davis and served from 1862 to 1865. Arrested by Union forces in May 1865, he was imprisoned for seven months.

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  • Added: 29 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6005865
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Alexander Seddon (13 Jul 1815–19 Aug 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6005865, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .