James McDowell

James McDowell

Birth
Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Death 24 Aug 1851 (aged 55)
East Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Burial Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7704672 · View Source
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Virginia Governor, US Congressman. Born in Rockbridge County, he served as Governor of Virginia from 1843 to 1846. He was then elected to represent Virginia's 11th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1846 to 1851. The county of McDowell, West Virginia is named for him.

Bio by: Janet Greentree



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  • Originally Created by: Janet Greentree
  • Added: 23 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7704672
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James McDowell (13 Oct 1795–24 Aug 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7704672, citing Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .