James Graham (North Carolina)

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James Graham.

James Graham (January 7, 1793 – September 25, 1851) a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born in Lincoln County, North Carolina, January 7, 1793; brother of William Alexander Graham; pursued classical studies and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1814; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Rutherford County, North Carolina; member of the State house of representatives in 1822, 1823, 1824, 1828, and 1829; elected as a National Republican to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); presented credentials as a National Republican Member-elect to the Twenty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1835, to March 29, 1836, when the seat was declared vacant; subsequently elected as a National Republican to the same Congress; reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from December 5, 1836, to March 3, 1843; chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Rutherfordton, North Carolina, where he died September 25, 1851.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel P. Carson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 12th congressional district

1833–1843
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
Thomas L. Clingman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 1st congressional district

1845-1847
Succeeded by
Thomas L. Clingman