William McComas

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William McComas

William McComas (1795 – June 3, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Biography[edit]

Born near Pearisburg, Virginia, McComas attended private schools and Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the practice of law. He also was a Methodist minister. He served as member of the state senate 1830-1833.

McComas was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837). He resumed his former activities. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress. He served as delegate to the state secession convention in 1861 and voted against the ordinance. He served as judge of the United States district court during the Civil War. He died on his farm near Barboursville, Virginia (now West Virginia), June 3, 1865. He was interred in the family cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William McCoy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 19th congressional district

March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John Robertson
Preceded by
Charles F. Mercer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 14th congressional district

March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
William S. Morgan

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