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McMullen, Fayette, (q. v.).
Marshall, James William, born in Augusta county, Virginia, March 31, 1844, son of Mansfield Marshall and Sarah A. Parsons, his wife. He attended the common schools, and was at Mossy Creek Academy when war broke out in 1861 On July 16th he joined the army at Staunton, Virginia, and served faithfully until the surrender at Appomattox Court House. He was wounded in the leg at the "Bloody Angle," May 12, 1864. After the war he attended Roanoke College, in 1870 receiving the medal for oratory. He then read law, both at home and in a lawyer's office, was admitted to the bar in 1872, and began practice. He was commonwealth attorney for Craig county, 1870-1875; in the latter year he was elected to the state senate, and served four years; was a member of the house of delegates, 1882-83; again elected commonwealth attorney for Craig county, and served four years. He was a presidential elector on Cleveland and Thurman ticket in 1888. He again served in the state senate, 1891-92, and was elected to the fifty-third congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895). In 1902 he was a member of the constitutional convention. In 1893 he became local counsel for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, and in 1901 an attorney for the Low Moore Iron Company. He married, February 29, 1872, Virginia, daughter of Dr. H. M. Grant. His address is New Castle, Craig county, Virginia.
Maynard, Harry Lee, born at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, June 8, 1861; attended the common schools of Norfolk county; was graduated from the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1880; member of the Virginia house of delegates in 1890; elected to the Virginia state senate in 1894 and 1898; elected as a Democrat to the fifty-seventh , and to the four succeeding congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1911); interested in irrigated lands in Yakima, Washington; a resident of Portsmouth, Virginia.
Mayo, Robert M., presented credentials as a member-elect to the forty-eighth congress, and served from (March 4, 1884-March 20, 1884, when he was succeeded by George T. Garrison, who contested his election.
Meredith, Elisha Edward, born in Sumter county, Alabama, December 26, 1848; attended Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia; was admitted to the bar in 1869; prosecuting attorney for Prince William county seventeen years; a member of the senate of Virginia from 1883 to 1887; presidential elector in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the fifty-second congress, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of William H. F. Lee; re-elected to the fifty-third and fifty-fourth congresses, and served from December 7, 1891, to March 3, 1895; resumed the practice of law; died at Manassas, Virginia, July 29, 1900.
Milnes, William, Jr., born in Yorkshire, England, December 8, 1827; came with parents to Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in 1829; completed preparatory studies; learned the machinist's trade; engaged in mining and shipping coal; moved to Virginia in 1865; engaged in the iron business; elected as a Conservative to the forty-first congress, and served from January 27, 1870, to March, 1871; died at Shenandoah, Virginia, August 14, 1889.
Montague, Andrew Jackson, (q. v.).
O'Ferrall, Charles T., (q. v.).
Otey, Peter Johnson, born at Lynchburg, Virginia, December 22, 1840; attended the Virginia Military Institute and was graduated July 1, 1860; while a cadet he participated in the defense of Virginia in the John Brown raid; entered the profession of engineering on the Virginia & Kentucky Railroad; elected as a democrat to the fifty-fourth, fifty-fifth, fifty-sixth and fifty-seventh congresses, and served from March 4, 1895, until his death at Lynchburg, Virginia, May 4, 1902.
Paul, John, born in Rockingham county, Virginia, June 30, 1839. On his father's side he was of French extraction, and on his mother's, German. He attended the common schools of his neighborhood, and entered Roanoke College in 1860. In his twenty-second year, in April, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate army as a private in the Salem Artillery, and was subsequently transferred to the Fifth Virginia Regiment of Cavalry as a lieutenant. In the charge at Catlett Station, in 1862, he was severely wounded, but recovered in time to join his regiment later on. In the fall of 1865, he entered the University of Virginia as a law student, and was graduated therefrom in 1867 with the degree of Bachelor of Law. In 1869 he was elected commonwealth's attorney of his county, a position which he resigned in 1877 to become a member of the state senate, 1877-81. He sided with Gen. Mahone in the readjuster movement in the state, and voted for him for the United States senate. He was defeated for congress by Judge John T. Harris, and in 1880 was elected over Judge Henry C. Allen, who contested his election, and was re-elected but was unseated, May 5, 1884. Upon the death of Judge Alexander Rives, he was appointed United States district judge for the western district of Virginia, by President Arthur, which position he held from 1883 until the date of his death. His career upon the bench continued till death. In 1874, he married Kate Seymour Green, daughter of Charles H. Green, Esq., of Warren county, Virginia. He died November 1, 1901.
Platt, James H., Jr., born of American parents at St. Johns, Canada, July 13, 1837; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from the medical department of the University of Vermont in 1859; entered the Union army in 1861 as first sergeant of the Third Vermont Volunteers; served as captain and lieutenant-colonel and assigned to duty as chief quartermaster of the Sixth Corps, but declined; settled in Petersburg, Virginia, April 6, 1865; elected a member of the constitutional convention of Virginia in 1867; moved to Norfolk, Virginia; elected as a Republican to the forty-first, forty-second and forty-third congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1875); defeated as the Republican candidate for the forty-fourth congress.
Porter, Charles Howell, born at Cairo, New York, June 21, 1833; completed preparatory studies; studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began practice in Greene county, New York; entered the Union army in 1861 as a member of the Firs New York Mounted Rifles; moved to Norfolk, Virginia; held various local offices; member of the constitutional convention of Virginia in 1867 and 1868; elected as a Republican to the forty-first and forty-second congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873)]; died at Cairo, New York, July 9, 1897.
Pridemore, Auburn L., born in Scott county, Virginia, January 27, 1837. He was brought up on a farm, and by alternate school attendance and teaching, obtained a substantial education. In August, 1861, he recruited a company for the Twenty-first Battalion, Virginia Infantry, of which he was captain; in 1862 he was promoted to major, and later to lieutenant-colonel. In October, 1863, he was commissioned colonel of the Sixty-fourth Regiment Virginia Cavalry, which he commanded until the end of the war. In 1865 he was elected to the house of delegates, but was unable to take his seat on account of the reconstruction regime. The same year he took up the study of law, was admitted to the bar, and entered upon practice at Jonesville, Virginia. He was a state senator from 1871 to 1875. He was elected as a Democrat to the forty-fifth congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879). He died at Jonesville, May 17, 1900.
Quarles, Julian Minor, born in Caroline county, Virginia, September 25, 1848, son of Peter Quarles, a soldier in the war of 1812, and Mary E. Waddy, his wife; six sons of these parents served in the Confederate army three in the Army of Northern Virginia, and three in the western army; one of these N. F. Quarles, in the battle of Cedar Run, August 9, 1862, was the sole captor of nineteen prisoners and three flags, for which feat Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson presented him an officer's sword, now in possession of the family. The gallant young soldier was killed in the second battle of Manassas. Julian Minor Quarles attended the Pine Hill Academy and Aspen Hill Academy. For a few years he taught school, and in 1872 entered the academic department of the University of Virginia, in 1874 began the law course, graduated was admitted to the bar, and engaged in practice in Staunton, where he afterwards continued. He has served as a master commissioner in chancery and as county judge of Augusta county; and as a member of the board of directors of the Western States Hospital, and of the board of trustees of the Mary Baldwin Seminary. He was elected as a Democrat to the fifty-sixth congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901), and distinguished himself in his advocacy of the rural free mail delivery, and by his speeches on the bill to regulate trade with Porto Rico; and his resolution of sympathy with the Boers in South Africa. He was a delegate in the state constitutional convention of 1901-02, in which he was a leading figure. He married, October 19, 1876, Cornelia Stout, of Augusta county,. He resided in Staunton, Virginia.
Rhea, William Francis, born in Washington county, Virginia, April 20, 1858; attended Oldfield school and a college for three years; studied law, was admitted to the bar; soon afterwards elected judge of the county court of Washington county, and served four years; elected to the state senate and served four years; elected judge of the city court of Bristol; resigned in 1895 and resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the fifty-sixth and fifty-seventh congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); member of the state corporation commission and a resident of Richmond, Virginia, 1915.
Richmond, James Buchanan, born at Turkey Cove, Lee county, Virginia, February 27, 1842, son of Jonathan Richmond, state senator and general of militia, and Mary Dickinson, his wife. He attended the local schools and was for eight months a student at Emory and Henry College. At the age of nineteen he entered the Confederate army, in June, 1861, as orderly sergeant, and became captain of Company A, Fiftieth Regiment, Virginia Infantry; was promoted to major, and later was given the colonelcy of the Sixty-fourth Regiment, mounted infantry, and served till the end of the war. For eight years after the war he was a merchant at Jonesville, Virginia. Meantime he studied law, and took a sixty days' course in the summer law school of Professor John B. Minor, was admitted to the bar, and took up the practice of his profession. In 1873 he was elected as a Democrat to the legislature. In 1878 he was elected to the forty-sixth congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881). In 1885 he was elected judge of the county court of Scott county, and he was a member of the Virginia constitutional convention of 1901-1902. In 1896 he opposed Bryan on the silver question, voting for Palmer and Buckner, and in 1900 he voted for McKinley on the money issue. He married (first) Lizzie Duncan, and (second) Kate Morison.
Ridgway, Robert, born in Virginia; pursued classical studies; claimed to have been elected to the fortieth congress, but not admitted to his seat; elected as a Conservative to the forty-first congress; died in Cool Well, Virginia, October 17, 1869.
Rixey, John Franklin, born in Culpeper county, Virginia, August 1, 1854, son of Presley M. Rixey and Mary H. Jones, his wife. He attended the public schools and Bethel academy, then entering the University of Virginia, from which he graduated in law. Admitted to the bar in 1875, he engaged in practice at Culpeper, and from 1879 to 1891 served as commonwealth's attorney. In 1896 he was elected as a Democrat to the fifty-fifth congress, and was re-elected for five succeeding terms, embracing a period of twelve years. in his third congressional term he strongly advocated lacing Confederate and Union soldiers in the same class with reference to admission to national soldiers' homes, and also giving national aid alike to Confederate and national state homes. He was during one session a leading member of the committee on naval affairs. He delivered several able speeches, mainly in favor of financial economy, and questions arising out of the acquisition of far-distant territory as the result of the Spanish-American war. He died, in Washington City, February 8, 1907, while still a member of congress. He married, November 30, 1881, Ellis, daughter of Hon. James Barbour, of Culpeper, Virginia.
Saunders, Edward Watts, is descended from John Saunders, a wealthy resident of York county, Virginia, who died about 1700 His grandfather was Judge Fleming Saunders, of Franklin county, and his father was Hon. Peter Saunders, who was a well-known member of the Virginia legislature. He is also descended from Robert Hyde, an early lawyer of York county, a descendant or connection of the famous Chancellor Edward Hyde, Lord Clarendon, in evidence of which the name Chancellor has descended in the family. He was born in Franklin county, Virginia, October 25, 1860, and has always resided in that county; educated at home, at the Bellevue High School of Bedford county, and University of Virginia, where he graduated in a number of academic schools, and in 1882 received the degree of B. L.; was associated with Prof. F. P. Brent in the conduct of a high school in Onancock, Accomac county; began the practice of law in Rocky Mount in 1882; in 1887 elected to legislature and re-elected for seven terms; served as chairman of committee on privileges and elections and courts of justice; in 1899 elected speaker, and was such until 1901, when he was elected judge of the fourth circuit court; under the operation of the new constitution he became judge of the seventh circuit, and while so serving was elected to fill vacancy in fifty-ninth congress, caused by the resignation of Hon. C. A. Swanson; re-elected to sixtieth, sixty-first, sixty-second, sixty-third and sixty-fourth congresses. Mr. Saunders is a man of fine talent and as a debater has few superiors.
Segar, Joseph E., born in King William county, Virginia, June 1, 1804; attended the common schools; held several local offices; member of the state house of representatives; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); presented credentials on February 17, 1865, as United States senator-elect, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Lemuel J. Bowden; he was not permitted to take his seat; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the forty-fifth congress; died in 1885.
Sener, James B., born at Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 18, 1837; completed preparatory studies; studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced; held several local offices; army correspondent of the southern associated press with Gen. Lee's army; delegate in the Republican national convention in Philadelphia in 1872; elected as a Republican to the forty-third congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); died at Washington, D. C., November 18, 1903.
Slemp, Campbell, born in Lee county, Virginia, December 2, 1839, son of Sebastian Slemp and Margaret Reasor, his wife, both of German ancestry. He was a student at Emory and Henry College and was within a few months of graduation, when he was obliged to leave, on account of the death of his father. He engaged in school teaching, and was so employed when the civil war broke out. He at once entered the Confederate service as captain of Company A, Twenty-first Virginia Battalion, was promoted to lieutenant-colonel, and later was commissioned colonel of the Sixty-fourth Virginia Regiment, a combined infantry and cavalry command, with which he served with ability to the close of the war. Returning home, he engaged in farming, and operating in mining and timber lands. From 1880 to 1884 he was a member of the house of delegates; in 1888 was a presidential elector on the Harrison ticket, and in 1889 was a candidate for lieutenant-colonel on the ticket with Gen. William Mahone. In 1890 he was superintendent of the state census. In 1896 he was a presidential elector on the McKinley ticket. He was elected as a Republican to the fifty-eighth congress, and re-elected to the fifty-ninth, sixtieth and sixty-first congresses, serving until his death, at Big Stone Gap, Virginia, October 13, 1907. He was regarded as a strong type of the business man in politics, as evidenced by his leaving the Democratic party in 1884, to ally himself with the Republicans, by reason of his deep conviction as to the benefits of a protective tariff. He married, in 1864, Nannie B. Cawood, of Owsley county, Kentucky.
Slemp, Campbell Bascomb, born at Turkey Cove, Lee county, Virginia, September 4, 1870; a page in house of delegates of Virginia, 1881-1882; was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute; commandant of cadets in the Marion Military Institute for one year; adjutant professor of mathematics, Virginia Military Institute; resigned in 1901, to enter professional and business life; chairman of the Republican state committee in 1905; elected as a Republican state committee in 1905; elected as a Republican to the sixtieth congress, December 17, 1907, to fill vacancy caused by the death of his father, Campbell Slemp; re-elected to the sixty-first congress, and served from January 6, 1908, to March 3, 1911; re-elected to the sixty-second and to the sixty-third by increasing majority, also to the sixty-fourth congress.
Smith, John Ambler, born at Village View, Virginia, September 23, 1847; completed preparatory studies; studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practice in Richmond, Virginia, in 1867; held several local offices; member of the state senate in 1869; elected as a Republican to the forty-first congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); resumed the practice of law in Washington, D. C., and died there January 6, 1892.
Southall, Robert Goode, born in Amelia county, Virginia, December 26, 1852, son of Dr. Philip Francis Southall and a descendant of D'Arcy Southall and a descendant of D'Arcy Southall, who settled in Henrico county, Virginia, about 1720; attended the Washington Academy and high school of Amelia county; deputy clerk of Nottoway county for fourteen years; was graduated from the law school of the University of Virginia in June, 1876, was admitted to the bar, and began practice in January, 1877; delegate to the Democratic convention at St. Louis in 1888 and at Chicago in 1896; member of the state house of delegates, 1899-1903; commonwealth's attorney of Amelia county, Virginia; elected as a Democrat to the fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); judge of the judicial circuit court of Virginia; a resident of Amelia county, Virginia.
Stowell, William H. H., born at Windsor, Vermont, July 26, 1840; attended the high schools in Boston, Massachusetts; merchant; moved to Virginia in 1865; collector of internal revenue for the fourth district in 1869; elected as a Republican to the forty-second, forty-third and forty-fourth congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1877).
Swanson, Claude A., (q. v.).
Terry, William, (q. v.).
Thomas, Christopher Yancy, born in Pittsylvania county, Virginia, March 24, 1818; attended the common schools and was graduated from a private academy in 1838; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844, and began practice in Martinsville, Virginia; member of the state senate 1860-1864; member of commission to settle the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina; prosecuting attorney for Henry county; member of the state constitutional convention in 1868; elected in 1869 to the state house of representatives; elected as a Republican to the forty-third congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the forty-fourth congress; resumed the practice of law; died at Martinsville, Virginia, February 11, 1879.
Tucker, John Randolph, was born in Winchester, Virginia, December 24, 1823, son of Henry St. George Tucker, president of the supreme court of appeals. He received his early education at a private school near his home, the Richmond Academy and the University of Virginia, from which he was graduated in 1844. He was admitted to the bar in 1845 and practiced at Winchester. He was a lawyer of eminent ability, entered politics, was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1852 and 1856, and was elected attorney-general of Virginia in May, 1857, to fill a vacancy, and was reëlected in 1859 and 1863. After the war he was made professor of law and equity in Washington and Lee University in 1870, and continued in this office till he was elected in 1874 to congress, where he remained until 1887, In Congress he was regarded as one of the ablest members from the South. He was chairman at different times of the ways and means committee and of the judiciary committee. His speeches on the tariff in opposition to the protective policy, on the reconstruction measures, the electoral commission bill, the use of the army at the polls, and other leading measures, were powerful and convincing. After his congressional service he returned to his chair at Washington and Lee, where he continued till his death at Lexington, Virginia, February 12, 1897. He delivered many addresses, and in 1887 spoke before the law school at Yale University, which in that year gave him the degree of Doctor of Laws. At the time of his death he was engaged in writing a work on the constitution, which was subsequently published by his son, Harry St. George Tucker (q. v.). Mr. Tucker married Laura Holmes Powell, a descendant of Col. Leven Powell (q. v.).
Trigg, Connally F., born at Abingdon, Virginia, September 18, 1847; studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Abingdon, Virginia; elected commonwealth attorney for Washington county in 1872, which position he held until he resigned in 1884; elected as a Democrat to the forty-ninth congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); died at Abingdon, Virginia, April 23, 1907. He was descended from Abram Trigg (q. v., Vol II., p. 130).
Tucker, Harry St. George, born at Winchester, Virginia, April 5, 1853, son of Hon. John Randolph Tucker and Laura Holmes Powell, his wife. His father was prominent in state and Federal service, and as an author; his grandfather, Henry St. George tucker, was president of the supreme court, and his great-grandfather, St. George Tucker, was a state and Federal judge, member of the Annapolis convention and professor of law at William and Mary College. Harry St. George Tucker received his preparatory training at Middleburg, Virginia, under Virginius Dabney, and in 1871 entered Washington and Lee University, from which he received the degree of Master f Arts in 1875 and Bachelor of Law in 1876. He was admitted to the bar in 1877, and practiced in Staunton, Virginia. In 1897 he removed to Lexington, Virginia. In 1889 he was elected as a Democrat to the fifty-first congress and was reëlected to the fifty-second, fifty-third and fifty-fourth congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1897); was the author of the bill which became a law in the fifty-third congress repealing the Federal election laws, and author of the constitutional amendment to elect the senators of the United States by the people, which passed the house; in May, 1897, he was elected to and accepted the chair of constitutional and international law and equity in Washington and Lee University, made vacant by the death of his father, and was from June, 1899, until July, 1902, dean of the law school. On the death of William L. Wilson, he was acting president of the university, and subsequently was professor of law in George Washington University. In 1907 he was president of the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, succeeding Gen. Fitzhugh Lee. In 1909 he was a candidate for governor in opposition to William H. Mann, and received a very large vote, but was defeated. In 1899 he edited the work of his father,"Tucker on the Constitution," and he has recently published a treatise on the treaty-making power, which has received much commendation.
Turnbull, Robert, born at Lawrenceville, Brunswick county, Virginia, January 11, 1850; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of Virginia in 1871; studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Lawrenceville, Virginia; member of the state senate in 1894; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1901; delegate to the Democratic national conventions in 1896 and 1904; elected as a Democrat to the sixty-first congress, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Francis R. Lassiter and took his seat March 16, 1910; re-elected to the sixty-second congress. Mr. Turnbull resides in Lawrenceville, Virginia.
Turner, Smith Spangler, born in Warren county, Virginia, November 21, 1842; cadet at the Virginia Military Institute when the civil war commenced, and subsequently given an honorary diploma; enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861; served with Gen. T. J. Jackson as drill officer; an officer of Pickett's division during the remainder of the war; once wounded, and, about the close of the war, badly injured and disfigured by an explosion of gunpowder; taught mathematics in a female seminary in Winchester, Virginia, 1865-1867; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1869, and practiced in Front Royal, Virginia; member of the Virginia legislature, 1869-1872; prosecuting attorney for Warren county, Virginia; for eight years a member of the state board of visitors of the Virginia Military Institute; elected as a Democrat to the fifty-third congress, to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles T. O'Ferrall; re-elected to the fifty-fourth congress, and served from February 12, 1894, to March 3, 1897. He died at Front Royal, Virginia, April 8, 1898.
Tyler, David Gardiner, was born July 12, 1846, while his mother was on a visit to her mother, at East Hampton, New York, but his life has been wholly identified with Virginia. He is the eldest son of President John Tyler by his second wife, Julia Gardiner. As a boy he attended the school of Mr. Austin H. Ferguson in Charles City county, and entered Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in the latter part of 1862, where he stayed for two sessions, seeing military service at intervals in the college company, commanded first by Prof. White and later by Charles Freeman, a student of the college. In 1864 he joined the Rockbridge Artillery commanded by Capt. Graham and was in the defenses around Richmond till Gen. Lee retreated to Appomattox, where the army surrendered April 9, 1865. after the war he was sent by his mother to Europe with his brother, Alexander, under the care of Robert Fulton, of New Orleans. He stayed in Europe and attended the Polytechnic School at Carlsruhe two years. He returned to Virginia, and again attended Washington College of which Gen. Lee was now president. After the first year he studied law and took the degree of Bachelor of Law and in 1869 studied about a year in Richmond under James Lyons. In 1871 he took charge of the old plantation and practiced in the courts of Charles city and New Kent, but, as the negroes had the domination, there was not much chance for political preferment for many years. He served as a member of the board of visitors of William and Mary College and as a member of the board for the Eastern State Hospital at Williamsburg; was a member of the Democratic Central Committee and presidential elector in 1888. After 1891, when negro domination ceased, his promotion was rapid. He was elected to the state senate; served as a representative in the fifty-third and fifty-fourth congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897) again elected to the state senate in 1899; and finally elected judge of the fourteenth judicial circuit of the state for a term of eight years and re-elected in 1912 for another term. He is a man of much culture, a judge whom the supreme court has seldom reversed, is a fluent conversationalist and eloquent speaker. On June 6, 1894, he married Mary Morris Jones, daughter of James Alfred Jones, a prominent lawyer of Richmond. He resides at his father's former residence "Sherwood Forest," Charles City county, Virginia. He is the author of various notable addresses one of them especially on his old commander, Gen. Robert E. Lee, delivered at William and Mary College, has been much commended.
Upton, Charles Horace, born at Belfast, Maine, August 23, 1812; was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1834; moved to Falls Church, Virginia; held several local offices; elected as a Republican to the thirty-seventh congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); United States consul to Geneva, Switzerland, June 17, 1877.
Venable, Edward Carrington, born at "Long Wood," Prince Edward county, Virginia, January 31, 1853, son of Samuel Woodson Venable, a leading tobacco manufacturer, and Elizabeth Travis Carrington, his wife. He was educated at the private school taught by John E. Christian, and at W. Gordon McCabe's university school in Petersburg, Virginia. In 1869 he entered the University of Virginia, and graduated from several of its academic schools in 1871. He then taught school for three years in Petersburg, in the school which subsequently became a part of the Tulane University of Louisiana, the presidency of which he subsequently declined. After spending the winter of 1875 in Europe, he engaged in tobacco manufacturing, and carried on an extensive business until 1901, when the establishment was sold to the Continental Tobacco Company. He presented credentials as a member-elect to the fifty-first congress, and served from March 4, 1889 to September 23, 1890, when he was succeeded by John M. Langston, who contested his election. He was for years chairman of the Democratic party for the Peterburg district; and was president of the Chamber of Commerce of Petersburg. He married Helen Skipwith Wilmer, daughter of Bishop Wilmer, of Louisiana.
Waddill, Edmund, Jr., born in Charles City county, Virginia, May 22, 1855, son of Edmund Waddill, clerk of Charles City county from 1856 to 1887; deputy clerk of the courts of Charles City, New Kent, Hanover and Henrico counties, and of the circuit court of the city of Richmond; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1877, and entered upon practice in Richmond in 1878; judge of the county court of Henrico in 1880; resigned this office in 1883 to accept the office of United States attorney for the eastern district of Virginia, which position he filled until 1885; a representative in the state legislature, 1885-1889; Republican nominee for congress in 1886, and defeated; elected as a Republican to the fifty-first congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); appointed United States judge for the eastern district of Virginia, March 22, 1898, which position he still holds.
Walker, Gilbert C., (q. v.).
Walker, James A., (q. v.).
Watson, Walter Allen, born November 25, 1867, son of Meredith and Josephine (Robertson) Watson, on paternal plantation in Nottoway county, Virginia, where he still resides; educated at "old field" schools, Hampden-Sidney College, and University of Virginia; taught school two years, and in intervals worked on farm; practiced law, and was circuit judge eight years, when he resigned to stand for congress; has been commonwealth attorney, state senator, and member of Virginia constitutional convention, 1901-02; elected to sixty-third congress; married Constance Tinley, of Richmond. Mr. Watson is a man of fine address and much culture.
Whaley, Killian Van Rensselaer, born in Onandaga county, New York, May 6, 1821; moved to Ohio, in youth, and attended the public schools; moved to western Virginia in 1842, located in Point Pleasant, and engaged in lumbering and mercantile business; elected as a Republican to the thirty-seventh congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); serving on the committee on invalid pensions; afterwards acted as an aid to Gov. Pierpont in organizing and equipping regiments, and was in command at the battle of Guyandotte, when he was taken prisoner, in November, 1861; after traveling with his captors sixty miles toward Richmond, he made his escape, and arriving safely at Catlettsburg, Kentucky, he was soon able to resume his seat in the house of representatives; elected a representative from the new state of West Virginia in the thirty-eighth and thirty-ninth congresses and served from December 7, 1863, to March 3, 1867; in the thirty-ninth congress he served as chairman of the committee on revolutionary claims, and as a member of that on the death of President Lincoln; he was also a member of the national committee appointed to accompany the remains of President Lincoln to Illinois; delegate in the republican national convention in Baltimore in 1864; appointed collector of customs at Brazos de Santiago, Texas, in 1868; died at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, May 20, 1876.
Whitehead, Thomas, born at Clifton, Virginia, December 27, 1825; received a limited schooling; became a merchant; studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practice in Amherst, Virginia; engaged in farming; elected prosecuting attorney for Amherst county in 1866 and 1869, resigning in November, 1873; elected state senator in 1865, but did not qualify; served in the Confederate army 1861-1865; elected as a Conservative, indorsed by Republicans, to the forty-third congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); died at Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1902.
Wise, George Douglas, born in Accomac county, Virginia, June 4, 1831, son of Tully R. Wise, of Accomac county; was graduated from Indiana University of Virginia; studied law in William and Mary College, Williamsburg Virginia, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Richmond; captain in the Confederate army; commonwealth attorney of the city of Richmond from 1870 until he resigned, in 1899; elected as a Democrat to the forty-seventh and to the six succeeding congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1895); died at Richmond, Virginia, February 4, 1898.
Wise, John Sergeant, son of Hon. Henry A. Wise, formerly governor of Virginia, was born December 27, 1846, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while his father represented the United States as minister to that country. He was a student at the Virginia Military Institute, and with the cadets from that institution participated in the battle of New Market, Virginia, May 15, 1864. He entered the Confederate army, serving with the rank of lieutenant. He was a student at the university; read law, and was admitted to the bar. Inheriting the talents of his father as an orator and debater, he took an active part in politics and aspired as a Democrat to the gubernatorial office but failing in this ambition joined the Readjuster party and was made United States district attorney for the eastern district of Virginia, 1882-1883, and member of congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885). He was defeated as the Republican candidate for governor in 1885, after which he removed to New York, where he engaged successfully in the practice of the law and was made United States district attorney for the city of New York. He died May 12, 1913. His remains were brought to Richmond and interred in Hollywood Cemetery. He was the author of several well-known books "Diomed," 1898; "The End of an Era," 1899; "The Lions Skin," 1905; a treatise on American citizenship.
Wise, Richard Alsop, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2, 1843, son of Gov. Henry A. Wise; attended private schools in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Gessner Harrison's university school, and William and Mary College for two years; served in the Confederate army as a private in Stuart's cavalry and as assistant inspector-general of Wise's brigade, Army of Northern Virginia; was graduated in medicine from the Medical College of Virginia in 1867, and practiced; professor in the College of William and Mary in 1869-1880; superintendent of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia, 1882-1884; member of the state legislature, 1885-1887; clerk of the circuit and county courts of the city of Williamsburg and county of James City, 1887-1893; elected as a Republican to the fifty-fifth congress and was seated after a contest with William A. Young, April 26, 1898, and served until March 3, 1899; re-elected to the fifty-sixth congress and was seated after a second contest with William A. Young, April 26, 1900, and served until March 3, 1901; died at Williamsburg, Virginia, December 21, 1901.
Yost, Jacob, born at Staunton, Virginia, April 1, 1853; received a primary schooling; learned the trade of a printer; followed civil engineering; candidate for Republican elector in 1880; Republican nominee for congress in 1884; elected mayor of the city of Staunton in May, 1886; elected as a Republican to the fiftieth congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); re-elected to the fifty-fifth congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899).
Young, William A., born in Virginia, May 17, 1860; attended the schools of Norfolk, and began the study of law; entered mercantile pursuits; clerk of the circuit and corporation courts of the city of Norfolk; delegate in the national Democratic convention in Chicago in 1892; presented credentials as member-elect to the fifty-fifth congress and served from March 4, 1897, to April 26, 1898, when he was succeeded by Richard A. Wise, who contested his election; again presented credentials as a member-elect to the fifty-sixth congress, and served form March 4, 1899 to March 12, 1900, when he was again succeeded by Richard A. Wise, who contested his election.