Beverly B. Douglas
Beverly Browne Douglas
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 1st district
March 4, 1875 – December 22, 1878
|Preceded by||James B. Sener|
|Succeeded by||Richard L. T. Beale|
|Member of the Virginia Senate from King William, King and Queen and Essex Counties|
|Preceded by||District created|
|Succeeded by||District abolished|
|Born||December 21, 1822|
Providence Forge, Virginia
|Died||December 22, 1878 (aged 56)|
|Resting place||Zoar, Aylett, Virginia|
|Alma mater||College of William and Mary|
University of Edinburgh
|Branch/service||Confederate States Army|
|Unit||5th Virginia Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Born at Providence Forge, Virginia, Douglas attended Rumford Academy in King William County. In his college years, he attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, Yale College, and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon his return to the United States reentered William and Mary, and graduated from the law department in 1843.
He served as delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850. He was one of five elected from a House of Delegates district that included his home county of King William, as well as Caroline, Spotsylvania, and Hanover Counties.
Douglas served as member of the Senate of Virginia during the period 1852–1865. He served as presidential elector for the Democratic ticket of Breckinridge and Lane in 1860.
- 1874; Douglas was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 50.69% of the vote, defeating Republican James Beverley Sener.
- 1876; Douglas was re-elected with 56.53% of the vote, defeating Republican L.C. Boiston.
- Pulliam, David Loyd (1901). The Constitutional Conventions of Virginia from the foundation of the Commonwealth to the present time. John T. West, Richmond. ISBN 978-1-2879-2059-5.
- United States Congress. "Beverly B. Douglas (id: D000450)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.