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James Madison GAYLORD

(1811-1874)

GAYLORD, James Madison, a Representative from Ohio; born in Zanesville, Ohio, May 29, 1811; moved to McConnelsville, Ohio, in 1818; attended the common schools and the University of Ohio at Athens; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; appointed clerk of the court of common pleas in 1834; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); at the expiration of his term in Congress he was elected probate judge; appointed deputy United States marshal in 1860; elected justice of the peace in 1865, and by successive reelections was continued in that office until his death in McConnelsville, Ohio, June 14, 1874; interment in McConnelsville Cemetery.

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

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