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POWELL, Paulus, a Representative from Virginia; born in Amherst County, Va., in 1809; attended private schools and Amherst College, Amherst, Va.; held various local offices; member of the State house of delegates 1843-1849, 1863, and 1864; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; died in Amherst, Amherst County, Va., June 10, 1874; interment in the private burying ground of his brother-in-law on the estate, “Kenmore,” near Amherst, Va.

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

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