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James CAPEHART

(1847-1921)

CAPEHART, James, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Point Pleasant, Mason County, Va. (now West Virginia), March 7, 1847; attended the public schools and Marietta College, Ohio; studied at Duff’s Commercial College, Pittsburgh, Pa.; clerk and bookkeeper in his father’s store; engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock breeding 1867-1903; president of Mason County Court in 1871, 1872, and again 1880-1885; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for reelection in 1894; president of the Point Pleasant National Bank in 1901; after 1903 he became interested in fruit growing in Brevard County, Fla.; resided in Cocoa, Fla., until his death on April 28, 1921; interment in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, W.Va.

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

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