James Jefferson Britt

James Jefferson Britt

Birth
Carter County, Tennessee, USA
Death 26 Dec 1939 (aged 78)
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8048208 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Relocating to North Carolina, he was principal of Burnsville Academy, (1886-93), superintendent of the public schools of Mitchell County, (1894-96) and headmaster of Bowman Academy, (1895-96). He was deputy collector of internal revenue at Asheville, (1896-99), studied law at the University of North Carolina, was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced to practice law in Asheville. He was a special assistant United States Attorney, (1906-07), a member of the North Carolina State Senate, (1909-11), a special counsel to the Post Office Department, (1909-10) a special assistant to the Attorney General, in 1910 and appointed by President Taft, the Third Assistant Postmaster General, (1910-13). In 1915, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress, serving until 1917 and successfully contested the election of Zebulon Weaver to the Sixty-fifth Congress, in 1919. An unsuccessful candidate for re-election, he served as chief counsel for the Bureau of Prohibition, Treasury Department, (1922-32) and practiced law until his death at age 78.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8048208
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Jefferson Britt (4 Mar 1861–26 Dec 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8048208, citing Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .