James Garland (Virginia politician)

James Garland ( born June 6 1791 in Ivy Depot, Virginia; † August 8, 1885 in Lynchburg, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1841 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Garland attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started working in Lovingston in this profession. He also participated as a soldier in the British -American War of 1812. In the 1820s Garland joined the movement to the later U.S. President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. From 1829 to 1831 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1834, Garland was in the sixth constituency of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George Dromgoole on March 4, 1835. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1841 three legislative periods. Since 1839 he represented there, the short-lived Conservative Party. In 1840, he was not confirmed.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Garland initially practiced as a lawyer again. From 1849 to 1872 he served as a prosecutor in Lynchburg. At the same time he was 1841-1882 Judge of the Corporation Court He died on August 8, 1885 in Lynchburg.