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James Barroll RICAUD

(1808-1866)

RICAUD, James Barroll, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., February 11, 1808; attended the common schools and was graduated from Washington College, Chestertown, Kent County, Md., in 1828; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Chestertown; member of the State house of delegates in 1834; served in the State senate 1836-1844; presidential elector on the Whig tickets in 1840 and 1844; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); resumed the practice of his profession; appointed associate judge of the second Maryland judicial district in 1864 by Governor Bradford and served during the May term; died in Chestertown, Md., on January 24, 1866; interment in St. Paul’s Church Cemetery.

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

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