George Cabell

George Craighead Cabell ( born January 25, 1836 in Danville, Virginia, † June 23, 1906 in Baltimore, Maryland ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1887 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Cabell attended the Danville Academy. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1857 was admitted as a lawyer, he began in 1858 to work in Danville in this profession. In addition, he was out there a newspaper. Between 1858 and 1861 he was a prosecutor in Danville. During the Civil War Cabell served in the army of the Confederacy, where he rose to colonel. After the war, he practiced as a lawyer again. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1874 Cabell was in the fifth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Christopher Yancy Thomas on March 4, 1875. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1887 six legislative periods. From 1877 to 1881 he was Chairman of the Railway and Canal Committee. In 1886 he was not re-elected.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives George Cabell worked as a lawyer again. He died on June 23, 1906 in Baltimore, and was buried in Danville.