James Douglas Breckinridge

James Douglas Breckinridge

Birth
Woodville, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Death 6 May 1849 (aged 67–68)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 6867975 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born Woodville, Kentucky, he studied law at Washington College Lexington, Virginia, was admitted to the bar in 1804 and commenced to practice in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, (1809-11). In 1821, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of US Representative Wingfield Bullock and served until 1823. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed District Judge by Kentucky Governor Robert Desha but declined to serve to resume the practice of law. He died at age 68 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Douglas Breckinridge (1781–6 May 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6867975, citing Saint Louis Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .