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 James McDowell

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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, U.S. Congressman. He attended Yale College, graduated from Princeton College in 1817, studied law and was admitted to the bar but did not practice law. Entering politics, he served as a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, (1831-35, 1838). In 1843, he was elected as a Democrat the 29th Governor of Virginia, serving until 1846. After leaving office, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Taylor, reelected to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses, serving 1846-51. Not seeking reelection, he retired to his estate until his death. McDowell County, West Virginia, is named in his honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 7704672
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7704672/james-mcdowell : accessed ), memorial page for James McDowell (13 Oct 1795–24 Aug 1851), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7704672, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .