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James Sproull COTHRAN

(1830-1897)

COTHRAN, James Sproull, a Representative from South Carolina; born near Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C., August 8, 1830; attended the country schools; graduated from the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga, 1852; lawyer, private practice; Army, Confederate States of America; solicitor of the eighth judicial circuit of South Carolina,1876 and 1880; judge, eighth judicial circuit of South Carolina, 1881-1886; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and to the succeeding Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination to the Fifty-second Congress in 1890; died on December 5, 1897, in New York, N.Y.; interment in Upper Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, S.C.

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

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