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Fayette McMULLEN

(1805-1880)

McMULLEN, Fayette, a Representative from Virginia; born in Estellville (now Gate City), Scott County, Va., May 18, 1805; attended private schools; State driver and teamster; member of the State senate 1839-1849; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1857); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses), Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Thirty-fourth Congress); delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1852 and 1856; Governor of Washington Territory 1857-1861; elected as a Representative from Virginia to the Second Confederate Congress and served to the end of the Confederacy; engaged in agricultural pursuits and banking; was killed by a train in Wytheville, Va., November 8, 1880; interment in Round Hill Cemetery, Marion, Va.

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

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