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Charles Washington McCLAMMY

(1839-1896)

McCLAMMY, Charles Washington, a Representative from North Carolina; born at Scotts Hill, Pender County, N.C., May 29, 1839; pursued an academic course and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1859; engaged in teaching 1859-1861; entered the Confederate Army in 1861; by successive promotions became major in the Third North Carolina Cavalry Regiment and served throughout the Civil War; engaged in agricultural pursuits at Scotts Hill; member of the State house of representatives in 1866; served in the State senate in 1871; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); resumed agricultural pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; died at Scotts Hill, N.C., February 26, 1896; interment in the family cemetery.

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

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