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James William MARSHALL

(1844-1911)

MARSHALL, James William, a Representative from Virginia; born near Staunton, Augusta County, Va., March 31, 1844; attended the country schools of his native county; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as a private for four years; was graduated from Roanoke College, Salem, Va., in 1870; studied law and was admitted to the bar; Commonwealth attorney for Craig County 1870-1875; served in the State senate 1875-1878; member of the State house of delegates in 1883 and 1884; elected Commonwealth attorney for Craig County in 1884 and served four years; again served in the State senate in 1891 and 1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1894; resumed the practice of his profession in Newcastle; elected a delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1901; died in Newcastle, Craig County, Va., November 27, 1911; interment in West View Cemetery.

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

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