Beverly B. Douglas

Beverly Browne Douglas ( born December 21, 1822 in Providence Forge, New Kent County, Virginia; † December 22, 1878 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1878 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Beverly Douglas attended Rumford Academy in King William County, the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, the Yale College and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. After a subsequent study of law at the College of William & Mary and his 1844 was admitted to the bar he began first in Norfolk and then to work in King William County in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1850 and 1851 he took part in meetings on the revision of the Constitution of Virginia as a delegate. Between 1852 and 1865 Douglas was a member of the Senate of Virginia. In the presidential election of 1860 he was an elector for John C. Breckinridge. During the Civil War he rose to become a major in the army of the Confederacy.

In the congressional elections of 1874 Douglas was elected in the first district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of James Beverley Sener on March 4, 1875. After a re-election, he could remain until his death on December 22, 1878 in Congress. He was buried in the family cemetery in King William County.