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James Stone CHRISMAN

(1818-1881)

CHRISMAN, James Stone, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., September 14, 1818; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky.; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State house of representatives in 1845 and 1847; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1849; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessfully contested the election of William C. Anderson to the Thirty-sixth Congress; Representative from Kentucky to the First and Second Confederate Congresses 1862-1865; member of the State house of representatives 1869-1871; resumed the practice of law in Monticello, Ky., where he died July 29, 1881; interment in a private cemetery on his farm.

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

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