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James Madison GUDGER, Jr.

(1855-1920)

GUDGER, James Madison, Jr., (father of Katherine Gudger Langley), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Marshall, Madison County, N.C., October 22, 1855; attended the common schools at Sand Hill, N.C., and Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va.; studied law in Pearson’s Law School, Asheville, N.C.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Marshall, N.C., in 1872; member of the State senate in 1900; State solicitor of the sixteenth district in 1901 and 1902; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); resumed the practice of law at Asheville, N.C.; elected to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; again resumed the practice of his profession; died in Asheville, N.C., February 29, 1920; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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