James Bouldin

James Wood Bouldin (* 1792 in Charlotte County, Virginia; † March 30, 1854 ) was an American politician. Between 1834 and 1839 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Bouldin was the younger brother of Congressman Thomas Bouldin ( 1791-1834 ). He attended the common schools. After a subsequent law degree in 1813 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Charlotte Court House to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed, as followers of the later U.S. President Andrew Jackson launched a political career. Later he became a member of the Democratic Party, founded by Jackson in 1828. In the years 1825 and 1826 Bouldin sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia.

After his brother Thomas, who died as a congressman 's death, James Bouldin was in the due election for the fifth seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 15 March 1834. After two re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1839 Congress. Since 1835 he represented there as a successor to John Y. Mason the second electoral district of his state. Since the inauguration of President Jackson in 1829, was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President. Since 1837 Bouldin was chairman of the Committee for the administration of the District of Columbia.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Bouldin practiced as a lawyer again. In addition, he worked in agriculture. He died on March 30, 1854 on his estate Forest Hill in Charlotte County, where he was also buried.