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James Israel STANDIFER

(1782-1837)

STANDIFER, James Israel, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Virginia, probably in 1782; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first through Twenty-third Congresses, reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1829, until his death near Kingston, Tenn., August 20, 1837, while on his way to Washington, D.C.; interment in the Baptist Cemetery, Kingston, Tenn.

Bibliography

Byas, Stephen D. ‘’James Standifer, Sequatchie Valley Congressman.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 50 (Summer 1991): 90-97.

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

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