James Henderson Blount

James Henderson Blount

Birth
Clinton, Jones County, Georgia, USA
Death 8 Mar 1903 (aged 65)
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 7116426 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from the University of Georgia, in 1858, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Clinton, Georgia. During the Civil War, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 2nd Georgia Battalion, Floyd Rifles, Confederate Army. After the war, he was a delegate to the Georgia State constitutional convention in 1865. In 1873, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress and to the next nine succeeding Congresses, serving until 1893. After leaving Congress, President Cleveland appointed him commissioner to the Hawaiian Islands, serving (1893-94). Returning to Georgia, he devoted his time to his plantation until his death at age 65.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 25 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7116426
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Henderson Blount (12 Sep 1837–8 Mar 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7116426, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .