James Pindall

James Pindall (* 1783 in Monongalia County, Virginia; † November 22, 1825 in Clarksburg, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1820 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in what is now West Virginia James Pindall attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree in 1803 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Morgantown in this profession. Later he transferred his residence and his law firm to Clarksburg. He also held various local offices. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Federalist Party, a political career. Between 1808 and 1812 he sat in the Senate of Virginia. Later he became a colonel in the state militia.

In the congressional elections of 1816 Pindall was the first electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John George Jackson on March 4, 1817. After a re-election, he could remain until his resignation on July 26, 1820 in Congress. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to Pindall withdrew from politics. He died on November 22, 1825 in Clarksburg.