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James Henry RANDOLPH

(1825-1900)

RANDOLPH, James Henry, a Representative from Tennessee; born near Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tenn., October 18, 1825; attended New Market Academy and was graduated from Holston College, New Market, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Dandridge, Tenn.; member of the State house of representatives in 1857, 1858, 1860, and 1861; served in the State senate in 1865; elected judge of the second judicial circuit of Tennessee in 1869; reelected after the constitutional convention in 1870; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); engaged in agricultural pursuits and milling; died in Newport, Cocke County, Tenn., August 22, 1900; interment in Union Cemetery.

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

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