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James Calvin McDEARMON

(1844-1902)

McDEARMON, James Calvin, a Representative from Tennessee; born in New Canton, Buckingham County, Va., June 13, 1844; moved with his parents to Gibson County, Tenn., in 1846; attended Andrew College, Trenton, Tenn., 1858-1861; entered the Confederate Army in April 1862 and served throughout the war in Cheatham’s division, Army of the Tennessee; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Trenton, Tenn.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Trenton, Gibson County, Tenn., July 19, 1902; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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