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Lawyer

John Brown Baldwin, lawyer. member 1st, 2d Confederate Congresses, 1862-1865.

Background

Baldwin, John Brown was born on January 11, 1820. Son of Briscoe and Martha (Steele) Baldwin.

Education

Attended Staunton (Virginia) Academy, University of Virginia, 1836-1839.

Career

Admitted to Staunton bar, 1841, practiced law. Elected as Whig to Virginia House of Delegates, 1846, served 1 term. Opposed secession of Virginia as member Virginia Convention, 1861.

Colonel 52d Virginia Infantry, 1861-1862. Member 1st, 2d Confederate Congresses, 1862-1865. Active in public life following end of war.

Speaker Virginia House of Delegates, 1865-1866.

Membership

Member 1st, 2d Confederate Congresses, 1862-1865.

Connections

Married Susan Peyton, September 20, 1842.

father:
Briscoe Baldwin

mother:
Martha (Steele) Baldwin

spouse:
Susan Peyton