James B. Reynolds

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James B. Reynolds
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Parry W. Humphreys
Succeeded by George W. L. Marr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by John H. Marable
Personal details
Born 1779
County Antrim, Ireland
Died (1851-06-10)June 10, 1851
Clarksville, Tennessee
Political party Democratic-Republican

James B. Reynolds (1779 – June 10, 1851) was an American politician that represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives.


Reynolds was born in County Antrim, Ireland in 1779. He attended the common schools and immigrated to the United States in 1798. In 1804 he settled in Clarksville, Tennessee and studied law. He was admitted to bar the same year.[1]


Reynolds was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth Congress, which lasted from March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1817. He was also elected to the Eighteenth Congress, which lasted from March 4, 1823 to March 3, 1825.[2] He resumed the practice of law after each office. In 1835, Reynolds was a shareholder when The Branch Bank of Planters Bank, headquartered in Nashville, opened in Clarksville, Tennessee.[3]


Reynolds died in Clarksville on June 10, 1851 at about age 71 years. He is interred at the Riverside Cemetery in Clarksville, Tennessee,[4] alongside family members Joseph Reynolds and Bridget McCue.


  1. ^ "James B. Reynolds". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "James B. Reynolds". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "James B. Reynolds". CLARKSVILLE BANKS In 1859, Montgomery County Historical Society. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "James B. Reynolds". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Parry W. Humphreys
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
George W. L. Marr
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
John H. Marable