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James Pleasants

James Pleasants, American senator, governor of Virginia. member Virginia House of Delegates, 1797-1802, clerk, 1803-1811; member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 12th-16th congresses, 1811-1819; member United States Senate from Virginia, 1819; member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829, 30.

Background

  • Pleasants, James was born on October 24, 1769 in Goochland County, Virginia, United States. Son of James and Anne (Randolph) Pleasants.

  • Education

    • Graduated from College William and Mary.

    Career

    • Admitted to Virginia bar, 1791. Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1797-1802, clerk, 1803-1811. Member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 12th-16th congresses, 1811-1819.

      Member United States Senate from Virginia, 1819. Governor Virginia, 1822-1825. Member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829, 30.

    Membership

    Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1797-1802, clerk, 1803-1811. Member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 12th-16th congresses, 1811-1819. Member United States Senate from Virginia, 1819.

    Member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829, 30.

    Connections

    • Married Susanna Rose, 8 children including John Hampden.
    • father: James Pleasants
    • mother: Anne (Randolph) Pleasants
    • spouse: Susanna Rose
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    Born October 24, 1769
    Died November 9, 1836
    (aged 67)
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