He attended South Carolina College, now the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of the Clariosophic Society.
Gayle also became Governor of Alabama while Dellet became a United States. Congressman from Alabama. Murphy graduated in 1808. He became a clerk at the South Carolina Senate.
He served as trustee for the University of South Carolina from 1808 to 1818.
In 1818, he moved to Alabama and was elected to the Alabama House in 1820 and the Alabama Senate in 1822. He was elected Governor of Alabama in 1824, and in 1827 he was elected a second term.
He represented Alabama in the United States House of Representatives from 1833 to 1835. Personal life
Under date of April 2, 1834, John Quincy Adams records in his diary that Congressman James Blair "shot himself last evening at his lodgings.
He died in 1841 in Clarke County, Alabama.
Member Ala; member United States House