James A. Lockhart

James Alexander Lockhart ( born June 2, 1850, Anson County, North Carolina, † December 24, 1905 in Charlotte, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1896 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Lockhart attended the common schools and graduated to 1873 Trinity College in Durham. After a subsequent law school in Charlotte and his 1874 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Wadesboro in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1875 he was elected mayor of Wadesboro, 1878 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from North Carolina and in 1880 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1894 Lockhart was in the sixth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Sydenham Benoni Alexander on March 4, 1895. The result of the election, however, was challenged by Charles H. Martin of the Populist Party. After this appeal was upheld, Lockhart was forced to cede to Martin on June 5, 1896 the mandate of Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives James Lockhart practiced again as a lawyer in Wadesboro. He died on December 24, 1905 in Charlotte, and was buried in Wadesboro.