James B. Reynolds

James B. Reynolds ( * 1779 in County Antrim, Ireland, † June 10, 1851 in Clarksville, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1815 and 1825 he represented two times the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Reynolds attended the schools of his home. Later he emigrated to the United States where he settled in Clarksville Tennessee to the north. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1804 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. In the congressional elections of 1814 Reynolds was in the fourth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Henry Bowen on March 4, 1815. Until March 3, 1817, he was initially able to complete a term in Congress.

In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson. In the 1822 elections Reynolds was elected to Congress again in the then newly- seventh district of his state, where he was able to complete a more legislative period between 4 March 1823 to 3 March 1825. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Reynolds moved back out of politics. In the following years he practiced law. He died on June 10, 1851 in Clarksville.