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James Philemon Holcombe

educator , Confederate agent

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