James Trezvant

James Trezvant (* in Sussex County, Virginia, † September 2, 1841 in Southampton County, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1825 and 1831 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Trezvant attended the common schools. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in Jerusalem to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. For some time he held the office of the Attorney General of Virginia. In 1820 he was a delegate at a meeting to revise the constitution of his home state. He was also a member of the House of Representatives of Virginia.

In the 1820s Trezvant joined the movement to the later U.S. President Andrew Jackson, in 1828 gave rise to the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1824 he was in the second electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Arthur Smith on March 4, 1825. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1831 three legislative periods. 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 1829 Trezvant was chairman of the Committee on pension payments to former military personnel (Military Pensions ).

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives James Trezvant is no longer politically have appeared. He died on September 2, 1841 in Southampton County.