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James Montraville MOODY

(1858-1903)

MOODY, James Montraville, a Representative from North Carolina; born near what is now Robbinsville, Graham (then Cherokee) County, N.C., February 12, 1858; moved with his parents to Haywood County; attended the common schools and Waynesville Academy, also Candler College, Buncombe County, N.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C.; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1888, 1892, 1896, and 1900; prosecuting attorney of the twelfth judicial district of North Carolina 1886-1900; member of the State senate 1894-1896; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896 and 1900; during the Spanish-American War served as major and chief commissary of United States Volunteers on the staff of Maj. Gen. J. Warren Keifer; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1901, until his death in Waynesville, N.C., February 5, 1903; interment in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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