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Jabez LEFTWICH

(1765-1855)

LEFTWICH, Jabez, a Representative from Virginia; born in Bedford County near Liberty (now Bedford), Va., September 22, 1765; attended the rural schools; member of the State house of delegates 1801-1809; inspector general with the rank of colonel on the staff of his brother, General Joel Leftwich, during the War of 1812; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and reelected as a Crawford Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress; moved to Madison County, Ala., in 1825; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits; member of the Alabama house of representatives; died near Huntsville, Ala., June 22, 1855; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.

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

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