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James Philemon Holcombe

James Philemon Holcombe, American Confederate agent, educator. member Virginia Secession Convention, 1861; member Confederate Congress, 1862-1864; member Confederate Comm. to Canada, 1863-1865.

Background

  • Holcombe, James Philemon was born on September 20, 1820 in Powhatan County, Virginia, United States. Son of Doctor William James and Ann Eliza (Clopton) Holcombe.

  • Education

    • Educated Yale, University of Virginia.

    Career

    • Adjunct professor of law University of Virginia, 1851, full professor of law and belleslettres, 1854. Member Virginia Secession Convention, 1861. A signer agreement between Virginia and Confederacy, 1861.

      Member Confederate Congress, 1862-1864. Member Confederate Comm. to Canada, 1863-1865. Author: Leading Cases on Commercial Law.

      Digest on the Decisions of the Supreme Court. Merchants’ Book of Letters. Literature and Letters.

    Works

    • Author: Leading Cases on Commercial Law. Digest on the Decisions of the Supreme Court. Merchants’ Book of Letters.

      Literature and Letters.

    Membership

    Member Virginia Secession Convention, 1861. Member Confederate Congress, 1862-1864. Member Confederate Comm. to Canada, 1863-1865.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Selden Watts, November 4, 1841, 6 children.
    • father: Doctor William James Holcombe
    • mother: Ann Eliza (Clopton) Holcombe
    • spouse: Anne Selden Watts
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    Died August 22, 1873
    (aged 52)
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