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David Shepherd GARLAND

(1769-1841)

GARLAND, David Shepherd, a Representative from Virginia; born near New Glasgow (now Clifford), Amherst County, Va., September 27, 1769; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Virginia; member of the State house of delegates 1799-1802 and 1805-1809; served in the State senate 1809-1811; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Wilson Cary Nicholas and served from January 17, 1810, to March 3, 1811; again a member of the State house of delegates in 1814, 1815, 1819-1826, and 1832-1836; died in Clifford, Va., October 7, 1841; interment in the Meredith and Garland families’ graveyard, Clifford, Va.

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

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