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 James Alexander McDougall

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James Alexander McDougall Famous memorial

Birth
Bethlehem Center, Albany County, New York, USA
Death
3 Sep 1867 (aged 49)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial
Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot
No marker: Interment is in the Calvary (H) Section, Row 12, Area 3
Memorial ID
7253971 View Source

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. Beginning his career as a civil engineer in New York City, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Cook County, Illinois, in 1837. Entering politics, he was Illinois Attorney General (1842-46), then resettled to San Francisco and was Attorney General of California (1850-51). In 1853, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress, serving until 1855. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate, serving 1861-67. Not a candidate for reelection, he retired to his home in Albany, New York, until his death.

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. Beginning his career as a civil engineer in New York City, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Cook County, Illinois, in 1837. Entering politics, he was Illinois Attorney General (1842-46), then resettled to San Francisco and was Attorney General of California (1850-51). In 1853, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress, serving until 1855. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate, serving 1861-67. Not a candidate for reelection, he retired to his home in Albany, New York, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Mar 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7253971
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7253971/james-alexander-mcdougall: accessed ), memorial page for James Alexander McDougall (19 Nov 1817–3 Sep 1867), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7253971, citing Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.