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Richard COKE, Jr.

(1790-1851)

COKE, Richard, Jr., (uncle of Richard Coke [1829-1897]), a Representative from Virginia; born in Williamsburg, Va., November 16, 1790; completed preparatory studies, and was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Gloucester County, Va.; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); died on his plantation, “Abingdon Place,” in Gloucester County, Va., March 31, 1851; interment in the family burying ground on the estate.

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

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