James C. McDearmon

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James Calvin McDearmon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by Rice A. Pierce
Succeeded by Rice A. Pierce
Personal details
Born June 13, 1844 (1844-06-13)
New Canton, Virginia
Died July 19, 1902 (1902-07-20) (aged 58)
Trenton, Tennessee
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Theodora McCulloch McDearmon
Children James C. McDearmon
Alma mater Andrew College
Profession Attorney
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Service/branch Confederate States Army
Rank Private
Unit Cheatham's division, Army of Tennessee
Battles/wars American Civil War

James Calvin McDearmon (June 13, 1844 – July 19, 1902) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 9th congressional district of Tennessee.


McDearmon was born on June 13, 1844, in New Canton, Virginia in Buckingham County. He moved with his parents to Gibson County, Tennessee in 1846. He attended Andrew College in Trenton, Tennessee from 1858 to 1861.[1]

Career and marriage[edit]

McDearmon entered the Confederate Army in April 1862 and served throughout the war in Cheatham's division, Army of Tennessee. He was wounded twice during the war at Murfreesboro and at Franklin and surrendered with Johnston's Army at Greensboro, North Carolina.[2]

After the war, McDearmon studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1867, and commenced practice in Trenton, Tennessee. He was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses. He served from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1897. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1896. He resumed the practice of his profession in Trenton. He was married, Dec. 4, 1867, to Theodora, daughter of M. T. McCulloch of Hayward county, Tenn.[3]


McDearmon died in Trenton, Tennessee in Gibson County on July 19, 1902 (age 58 years, 36 days). He is interred at Oakland Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ "James C. McDearmon". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ James C. McDearmon. biographical congressional directory, 1774 to 1903. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "James C. McDearmon". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "James C. McDearmon". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rice A. Pierce
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Rice A. Pierce