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Roger Atkinson Pryor, American judge. member 36th Congress (1859-1861), reëlected to 37th Congress, but did not serve; member 1st Confederate States Congress, 1862.

Background

Pryor, Roger Atkinson was born on July 19, 1828 in Dinwiddie Company, Virginia, United States. Son of Review Theodorick Bland and Lucy (Atkinson) Pryor.

Education

Graduate Hampden-Sidney College, 1845 (Doctor of Laws), University of Virginia, 1848.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1849. Editor South Side Democrat, Petersburg, Virginia, Enquirer and The South, Richmond, several years. United States special minister to Greece, 1855.

Elected member 36th Congress (1859-1861), reëlected to 37th Congress, but did not serve. Delegate to provisional Confederate Congress and member 1st Confederate States Congress, 1862. Entered C.S.A. as colonel, 1861.

Brigadier general, April 16, 1862. Resigned commission and reëntered service as private. Prisoner at Fort Lafayette, New York, 1864-1865.

Admitted to New York bar, 1866. Practiced New York., 1866-1890. Judge Court of Common Pleas, 1890-1894.

Justice Supreme Court, 1894-1899. Resumed law practice. Home: New York, New York.

Membership

Member 36th Congress (1859-1861), reëlected to 37th Congress, but did not serve. Member 1st Confederate States Congress, 1862.

Connections

Married Sara Agnes Rice, November 8, 1848.

father:
Review Theodorick Bland Pryor

mother:
Lucy (Atkinson) Pryor

spouse:
Sara Agnes Rice