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James DELLET

(1788-1848)

DELLET, James, a Representative from Alabama; born in Camden, N.J., February 18, 1788; moved to Columbia, S.C., with his parents in 1800; was graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1810; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1813 and practiced; moved to Alabama in 1818 and settled in Claiborne and continued the practice of law; elected to the first State house of representatives of Alabama under the State government in 1819 and served as its speaker; reelected in 1821 and 1825; unsuccessful as the Whig candidate for Congress in 1833; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); elected to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Claiborne, Monroe County, Ala., December 21, 1848; interment in a private cemetery at Claiborne, Ala.

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

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