James GARLAND, Congress, VA (1791-1885)

GARLAND James , a Representative from Virginia; born at Ivy Depot, Albemarle County, Va., June 6, 1791; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lovingston, Va.; served in the War of 1812; resumed the practice of law; served in the State house of delegates 1829-1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress; reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and as a Conservative to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; moved to Lynchburg, Va., in 1841; Commonwealth attorney for Lynchburg 1849-1872; elected judge of the corporation court in 1841, and served until December 31, 1882; lived in retirement until his death in Lynchburg, Va., August 8, 1885; interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

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