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 Samuel Brashear Avis

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Samuel Brashear Avis

  • Birth 19 Feb 1872 Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 8 Jun 1924 Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7619137

U.S. Congressman. Born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, he graduated from the law department of Washington and Lee University, was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced the practice of law in Charleston, West Virginia. During the Spanish-American War, he served as a Captain in command of Company A, 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, U.S. Army. After the war, he was prosecuting attorney of Kanawha County, (1900-12) and as assistant United States attorney for the southern district of West Virginia, in 1904. In 1913, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress, serving until 1915. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law and was killed at age 52 by lightning in Charleston, West Virginia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 25 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7619137
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Brashear Avis (19 Feb 1872–8 Jun 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7619137, citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .