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senator , governor of Virginia

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