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 James Douglas Breckinridge

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Birth
Jefferson 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

US Congressman. Born Jefferson County, 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.

US Congressman. Born Jefferson County, 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.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6867975
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6867975/james-douglas-breckinridge: accessed ), memorial page for James Douglas Breckinridge (1781–6 May 1849), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6867975, citing Saint Louis Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.