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Allen Taylor Caperton, US Senator (1810 - 1876)

Allen Taylor Caperton (November 21, 1810 – July 26, 1876) was an American politician who was a United States Senator serving as a Democrat, as well as previous positions. Early life Caperton...

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Lemuel J. Bowden, U.S. Senator (1815 - 1864)

Lemuel Jackson Bowden (January 16, 1815 – January 2, 1864) was an American lawyer and politician from Williamsburg, Virginia. Bowden served as mayor of Williamsburg, Virginia from 1862 to 18...

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William S. Archer, U.S. Senator (1789 - 1855)

William Segar Archer (March 5, 1789 – March 28, 1855) was a politician and lawyer from Virginia who served in the United States Senate from 1841 to 1847. He was the nephew of Joseph Eggleston....

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Sen. John Warfield Johnston, Jr. (D-VA) MP (1818 - 1889)

John Warfield Johnston (September 9, 1818 – February 27, 1889) was an American lawyer and politician from Abingdon, Virginia. He served in the Virginia State Senate, and represented Virginia i...

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Claude A. Swanson, Governor, U.S. Senator (1862 - 1939)

Claude Augustus Swanson (March 31, 1862 – July 7, 1939) was an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Virginia. He served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, ...

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Charles

McLean, Fairfax, Virginia, United States

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John Walker, U.S. Senator (1744 - 1809)

) John Walker (February 13, 1744 – December 2, 1809) was a public official from Virginia. Walker was born in Virginia, the son of Dr. Thomas Walker. He received private education before at...

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Sen. William Grayson (Anti-Fed - Virginia) MP (c.1740 - 1790)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A047840 William Grayson (1740 – March 12, 1790) was a soldier, lawyer, and statesman from Virginia. H...

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Senator Absalom Willis Robertson (1887 - 1971)

SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) Membership Number 78183 since 26 April 1954. Record of ancestor’s service secured from: Pension Record, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia. Referenc...

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John

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Carter Glass, US Senator & Sec'y of the Treasury (1858 - 1946)

Famous Quote: The 1902 Constitution instituted a poll tax and required bulk payment after a voter missed elections, making voting a luxury that poor people, which included many African-Americans, could...

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Gen. Eppa Hunton II (CSA), US Senator (1822 - 1908)

United States Senator from Virginia, Brigadier General in the Army of Northern Virginia in Pickett's Brigade. Here is the text of his autobiography: The Autobiography of Eppa Hunton There were ...

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John Barbour, Jr., U.S. Senator (1820 - 1892)

. John Strode Barbour, Jr. (December 29, 1820 – May 14, 1892) was a Representative and a Senator from Virginia. He is best remembered for taking power in Virginia from the short-lived Readju...

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Robert M. T. Hunter, U.S. Senator, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Confederate States Senator and 2nd Confederate States Secretary of State MP (1809 - 1887)

Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (April 21, 1809 – July 18, 1887) was an American statesman born in Essex County, Virginia. Career He entered the University of Virginia in his seventeen...

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William H. Roane, Sr,, U.S. Senator (1787 - 1845)

William Henry Roane (September 17, 1787 – May 11, 1845) was a politician from Virginia. He was the son of Judge Spencer Roane and the grandson of founding father Patrick Henry. Born in Vir...

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Benjamin W. Leigh, U.S. Senator (1781 - 1849)

Benjamin Watkins Leigh (June 18, 1781 – February 2, 1849) was an American lawyer and politician from Richmond, Virginia. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates and represented Virginia i...

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Littleton Waller Tazewell, Governor, U.S. Senator (1774 - 1860)

Littleton Waller Tazewell (December 17, 1774 – May 6, 1860) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from and the 26th Governor of Virginia. Tazewell, son of Henry Tazewell, was born in Willi...

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James Pleasants, Jr, Governor, U.S. Senator (1769 - 1836)

James Pleasants, Jr. (October 24, 1769 – November 9, 1836) was an American politician who served in the U.S. Senate from 1819 to 1822 and was the 22nd Governor of Virginia from 1822 to 1825....

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John W. Eppes, U.S. Senator (1773 - 1832)

Additional Curator's Notes: After reading sources for Jefferson's slave mistress, Sally Hemings, I have come to the conclusion that the slave given to John Wayles Eppes and bride Mary Wayles Jefferso...

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Armistead Thomson Mason, U.S. Senator MP (1787 - 1819)

Armistead Thomson Mason (August 4, 1787 – February 6, 1819), the son of Stevens Thomson Mason, was a U.S. Senator from Virginia from 1816 to 1817. Early life and education He was born ...

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Wilson Cary Nicholas, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1761 - 1820)

Wilson Cary Nicholas (January 31, 1761 – October 10, 1820) was an American politician who served in the U.S. Senate from 1799 to 1804 and was the 19th Governor of Virginia from 1814 to 1816. ...

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Henry Tazewell, U.S. Senator (1753 - 1799)

Henry Tazewell (November 27, 1753 – January 24, 1799) was an American politician who was instrumental in the early government of the U.S. state of Virginia. He was born in Brunswick County, Vi...

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Richard Henry Lee, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1732 - 1794)

Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' indepen...

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Harry F. Byrd, Jr., U.S. Senator (1914 - 2013)

Byrd was born December 20, 1914 in Winchester, Virginia, the eldest child of Harry F. Byrd Sr. and wife Anne Byrd (née Beverley). His siblings included a sister, Westwood ("Westie") and two brot...

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Harry F. Byrd, Sr., US Senator (1887 - 1966)

Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. (June 10, 1887 – October 20, 1966) of Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia was an American newspaper publisher, farmer and politician. He was a descendant of one of the ...

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Major John W. Daniel (CSA) ("Lame Lion of Lynchburg"), U.S.Senator (1842 - 1910)

John Warwick Daniel (September 5, 1842 – June 29, 1910) was an American lawyer, author, and Democratic politician from Lynchburg, Virginia. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates and rep...

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Maj. Gen. William Mahone, US Senator from Virginia MP (1826 - 1895)

William Mahone (December 1, 1826 – October 8, 1895) was a civil engineer, teacher, soldier, railroad executive, and a member of the Virginia General Assembly and U.S. Congress. Small of statur...

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Colonel Robert E. Withers (CSA), U.S. Senator (1821 - 1907)

Robert Enoch Withers (September 18, 1821 – September 21, 1907) was an American physician, military officer, newspaperman, politician and diplomat. He represented Virginia in the United States ...

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John F. Lewis, U.S. Senator (1818 - 1895)

John Francis Lewis (March 1, 1818 – September 2, 1895) was an American plantation owner and politician from Rockingham County, Virginia. He served two terms as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia ...

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James Murray Mason, U.S. Senator, Confederate Diplomat (1798 - 1871)

James Murray Mason (November 3, 1798 – April 28, 1871) was a United States Representative and United States Senator from Virginia. He was a grandson of George Mason and represented the Confede...

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Isaac S. Pennybacker, U.S. Senator (1805 - 1847)

Isaac Samuels Pennybacker (September 3, 1805 – January 12, 1847) was an American lawyer, federal judge, and politician from Harrisonburg, Virginia. Early life and education Pennybacker...

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William C. Rives, US Senator, Ambassador (1793 - 1868)

William Cabell Rives (May 4, 1793 – April 25, 1868) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat from Albemarle County, Virginia. He represented Virginia as a Jackson Democrat in both the U...

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John Tyler, 10th President of the USA MP (1790 - 1862)

John TYLER (10th President of the USA) was born on 29 Mar 1790 in Greenway, Charles City County, Virginia. He served as as President of the United States from 1841 to 1845. He died on 17 Jan 1862 in Ri...

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John Randolph of Roanoke, U.S.Senator MP (1773 - 1833)

John Randolph (June 2, 1773 – May 24, 1833), known as John Randolph of Roanoke, was a planter and a Congressman from Virginia, serving in the House of Representatives (1799–1813, 1815&#...

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James Barbour, Gov., US Senator, 11th U.S. Secretary of War MP (1775 - 1842)

James Barbour (June 10, 1775 – June 7, 1842) was an American lawyer, a member and speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, the 18th Governor of Virginia, the first Governor to reside in the...

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William B. Giles, Virginia Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1762 - 1830)

William Branch Giles (August 12, 1762 – December 4, 1830); the name is pronounced jyles) was an American statesman, long-term Senator from Virginia, and the 24th Governor of Virginia. He serve...

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Abraham B. Venable, U.S. Senator (1758 - 1811)

Abraham Bedford Venable (November 20, 1758 – December 26, 1811) was a representative and senator from Virginia. He was the uncle of congressman Abraham Watkins Venable. Born on "State Hill",...

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John Taylor of Caroline, U.S. Senator (1753 - 1824)

(from ) John Taylor (December 19, 1753 – August 21, 1824) of Caroline County, Virginia was a politician and writer. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates (1779–81, 1783–85...

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Stevens Thomson Mason, U.S. Senator MP (1760 - 1803)

) Stevens Thomson Mason (December 29, 1760 – May 10, 1803) was a Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, a member of the Virginia state legislature and a Republican U.S. ...

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James Monroe, 5th President of the USA MP (1758 - 1831)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL. DAR Ancestor #: A081100 Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 183...

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