John M. Landrum

John Morgan Landrum ( born July 3, 1815 Edgefield County, South Carolina, † October 18, 1861 in Shreveport, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1859 and 1861 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After a good primary education John Landrum attended until 1842, the South Carolina College in Columbia, later the University of South Carolina emerged from the. Then he taught himself for some years as a teacher. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1844 admitted to the bar he began in Shreveport to work in his new profession.

Politically Landrum was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1848 and 1849 he was mayor of Shreveport. In the congressional elections of 1858 he was in the fourth electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John M. Sandidge on March 4, 1859. For the elections of 1860, he opted not to run again. Due to the political situation, it would be 1861 anyway not come to another legislature because the state of Louisiana sent no representative to the Congress after his withdrawal from the Union just before the start of the Civil War. Landrum's legislative session officially ended on March 3, 1861.

After his retirement from the House of Representatives John Landrum again worked as a lawyer. He died in October 18, 1861 in Shreveport.