James Minor Quarles
|James Minor Quarles|
|United States Representative|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
February 3, 1823|
Louisa County, Virginia
|Died||March 3, 1901
|Political party||Opposition Party|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Walker Thomas Quarles|
|Children||Robert Thomas Quarles
Eva Belle Quarles
Ellen Douglas Quarles
Lucy M Quarles
Elizabeth Lewis Quarles
David Watson Quarles
Mary Walker Quarles
Elizabeth Thornton Quarles
William Andrew Quarles
James Minor Quarles
John Nicholas Quarles
Quarles was born near Louisa Court House in Louisa County, Virginia, son of Garrett Minor and Mary Johnson Poindexter Quarles. He attended the common schools, and in 1833 moved to Kentucky with his father, who settled in Christian County. He completed preparatory studies, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1845. He commenced practice in Clarksville, Tennessee. He married Mary Walker Thomas and they had twelve children.
In 1853, Quarles was elected to the tenth judicial circuit, and he served until 1859 when he resigned, having been elected to the Thirty-sixth Congress as a member of the Opposition Party. He was a U.S. Representative from March 4, 1859, to March 3, 1861.
During the Civil War, Quarles served in the Confederate Army brigade of his brother, Brigadier General William A. Quarles, until the close of the war. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1872 and continued the practice of law. He was elected a judge of the criminal court in 1878, and he served until 1882 when he resigned and again resumed his law practice.
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