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John Pratt HUNGERFORD

(1761-1833)

HUNGERFORD, John Pratt, a Representative from Virginia; born in Leeds, Westmoreland County, Va., January 2, 1761; received an elementary education under private teachers; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; served in the Revolutionary War; member of the house of delegates 1797-1801; member of the State senate 1801-1809; presented credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Twelfth Congress and served from March 4 to November 29, 1811, when he was succeeded by John Taliaferro, who contested his election; elected to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); served in the War of 1812 as brigadier general of militia; again a member of the State house of delegates 1823-1830; died at “Twiford,” Westmoreland County, Va., December 21, 1833; interment in Hungerford Cemetery, Leedstown, Va.

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

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