Jabez Leftwich

Jabez Leftwich (* September 22 1765 in Bedford County, Virginia; † June 22, 1855 in Huntsville, Alabama ) was an American politician. Between 1821 and 1825 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jabez Leftwich attended the public schools of his home. Politically, he later joined the Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1801 and 1809 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. During the British - American War he was a colonel on the staff of his brother Joel Leftwich, who was then General.

In the congressional elections of 1820 Leftwich was in the 14th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William A. Burwell on March 4, 1821. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1825 two legislative sessions. Since 1823 he represented there as a follower of William Smith the seventh district of his state. In 1824 he was not re-elected.

1825 moved Jabez Leftwich in the Madison County in Alabama, where he worked in agriculture and trade. Later he was elected to the House of Representatives from Alabama. He died on June 22, 1855 near Huntsville.