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William McCOMAS

(1795-1865)

McCOMAS, William, a Representative from Virginia; born near Pearisburg, Giles County, Va., in 1795; attended private schools and Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va.; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the practice of law; also was a Methodist minister; member of the state senate 1830-1833; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); resumed his former activities; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; delegate to the state secession convention in 1861 and voted against the ordinance; judge of the United States district court during the Civil War; died on his farm near Barboursville, Va. (now West Virginia), June 3, 1865; interment in the family cemetery.

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

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