James H. Goss

James Hamilton Goss ( born August 9, 1820 Union, Union County, South Carolina, † October 31, 1886 ) was an American politician. Between 1868 and 1869 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Goss attended the public schools of his home, including the Union Male Academy. He was then engaged in trade. During the Civil War he served as a soldier in the militia of the State of South Carolina. After the war he became a member of the Republican Party. In 1867 he was a delegate at a meeting to Ṻberarbeitung of the Constitution of South Carolina.

After the re- admission of South Carolina in Congress, he was in 1868 as the candidate of his party in the fourth constituency of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he joined on 18 July 1868 its new mandate. Until March 3, 1869, he finished there the current legislative period. In the regular congressional elections of 1868 Goss opted not to run again.

Between 1871 and 1874 Goss was a member of the County Council ( Board of Commissioners ) of Union County. Thereafter, he served from 1875 to 1884 as postmaster his hometown Union. James Goss died on 31 October 1886 in Union and was also buried there.