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John PEGRAM

(1773-1831)

PEGRAM, John, a Representative from Virginia; born at “Bonneville,” in Dinwiddie County, Va., November 16, 1773; attended the common schools; held various local offices; member of the Virginia state house of delegates, 1797-1801 and 1813-1815; member of the Virginia state senate, 1804-1808; major general of the Virginia state militia in the War of 1812; appointed United States marshal for the eastern district of Virginia, April 23, 1821; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Peterson Goodwyn (April 21, 1818-March 3, 1819); died on April 8, 1831, in a boat fire on the Ohio River; his body never recovered.

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

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