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James Buchanan RICHMOND

(1842-1910)

RICHMOND, James Buchanan, a Representative from Virginia; born in Turkey Cove, Lee County, Va., February 27, 1842; attended Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in the circuit and county courts of Lee, Scott, and Wise Counties, Va., and in the court of appeals at Wytheville, Va.; served as orderly sergeant and promoted to captain of Company A, Fiftieth Regiment, Virginia Infantry; afterward major in the Sixty-fourth Virginia Regiment for a time, and was subsequently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel of the same regiment; member of the State house of delegates in 1874 and 1875; was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); county judge of Scott County 1886-1892; delegate to the State constitutional convention at Richmond in 1901 and 1902; chief counsel of the South Atlantic & Ohio Railroad for a number of years; also engaged in banking; died in Baltimore, Md., April 30, 1910; interment in Estil Cemetery, Gate City, Va.

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

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