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Auburn Lorenzo PRIDEMORE

(1837-1900)

PRIDEMORE, Auburn Lorenzo, a Representative from Virginia; born in Scott County, Va., June 27, 1837; received a limited education; completed preparatory studies; during the Civil War raised a company of volunteer infantry for the Confederate Army and served as its captain until June 1862; promoted to major, lieutenant colonel of Infantry, and to colonel of Cavalry; commanded the Sixty-fourth Virginia Cavalry until the close of the war; was elected a member of the State house of delegates in 1865 but the war prevented him from taking his seat; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Jonesville; member of the State senate 1871-1875; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); continued the practice of law in Jonesville, Lee County, Va., until his death there on May 17, 1900; interment in Hill Cemetery.

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

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