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James Hamilton GOSS

(1820-1886)

GOSS, James Hamilton, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Union, Union County, S.C., August 9, 1820; attended the common schools and the Union Male Academy; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served with the South Carolina Militia during the Civil War; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; upon the readmission of the State of South Carolina to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from July 18, 1868, to March 3, 1869; was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; member of the board of commissioners of Union County 1871-1874; appointed postmaster of Union August 12, 1875, and served until September 23, 1884; died in Union, S.C., October 31, 1886; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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