James Henry Randolph

James Henry Randolph (* October 18, 1825 in Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee; † August 22, 1900 in Newport, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1879 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Randolph first attended the New Market Academy and then the Holston College. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1850 admitted to the bar he began in Dandridge to work in his new profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1857 and 1861 he was with one exception in 1859, a deputy in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In 1865 he was elected to the State Senate. In 1869 he became a judge in the second judicial district of his home state.

Randolph was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1876 he was the first electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William McFarland on March 4, 1877. Until March 3, 1879, he was able to complete a term in Congress. After his retirement from the House of Representatives, James Randolph withdrew from politics. In the following years he worked in agriculture. He died on August 22, 1900 in Newport.