James Garland Edit Profile
Born in Ivy Depot, Virginia, Garland pursued in preparatory studies before studying law. After being admitted to the bar, he commenced his law practice out of Lovingston, Virginia. He left practice for a short time to serve in the War of 1812.
After being unsuccessful for reelection in 1840, he moved to Lynchburg, Virginia and resumed practicing law. Garland was elected a judge to the corporation court in 1841, serving until December 31, 1882 and was Lynchburg's commonwealth attorney from 1849 to 1872. After leaving the court, he retired in Lynchburg and died there on August 8, 1885.
He was interred at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg.
Garland was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1829 to 1831 and was later elected a Democrat and later a Conservative to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1835 to 1841.