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James Lindsay ALMOND, Jr.

(1898-1986)

ALMOND, James Lindsay, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., June 15, 1898; attended the graded schools in Locust Grove, Va.; law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, LL.B., 1923; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Roanoke, Va.; during the First World War served as a private in the Students Army Training Corps at the University of Virginia in 1917 and 1918; taught school at Locust Grove, Va., in 1919; principal of Zoar High School in 1921 and 1922; served as assistant Commonwealth’s attorney of Virginia 1930-1933; judge of the Hustings Court of Roanoke City, Va., 1933-1945; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Clifton A. Woodrum; reelected to the Eightieth Congress and served from January 22, 1946, until his resignation on April 17, 1948, having been elected attorney general of Virginia, in which capacity he served until August 28, 1957, when he resigned; elected Governor of Virginia in 1957 for the term ending January 1962; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1960; judge, United States Court of Customs and Patents Appeals; was a resident of Richmond, Va. until his death there on April 15, 1986.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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