James Barroll Ricaud

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James Barroll Ricaud
James Barroll Ricaud (1859)
Born (1808-02-11)February 11, 1808
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Died January 24, 1866(1866-01-24) (aged 57)
Chestertown, Maryland, US
Nationality American
Occupation Politician
Title page from Abstract of Infantry Tactics including exercises and maneuvers of light infantry and riflemen for the use of the militia of the United States Published by the Department of War Under the authority of an Act of Congress of the 2D of March, 1829. This first edition was signed by James B. Ricaud and given to George Vickers who would later be a US Senator from Maryland. In the private collection of H. Blair Howell

James Barroll Ricaud (February 11, 1808 – January 24, 1866) was an American politician.[1]

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Ricaud attended the common schools and graduated from Washington College of Chestertown, Maryland, in 1828. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1829, and commenced practice in Chestertown. He served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1834, served in the Maryland State Senate from 1836 to 1844, and served as presidential elector on the Whig tickets in 1840 and 1844.

Ricaud was elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1855, to March 3, 1859. He later resumed the practice of his profession and was appointed associate judge of the second Maryland judicial district in 1864 by Governor Augustus Bradford and served during the May term. He died in Chestertown and is interred in St. Paul’s Church Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacob Shower
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Edwin Hanson Webster