James Hugh Relfe

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James Hugh Relfe (October 17, 1791 – September 14, 1863) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Virginia, Relfe moved to Washington County, Missouri, about 1816 with his father, who settled in Caledonia. He received a limited schooling. He studied medicine and practiced in Caledonia, Missouri. He was appointed a member of the commission to adjust Spanish land claims to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of his brother-in-law, Dr. Lewis F. Linn. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1835-1844. He served in the Black Hawk War. He was appointed United States marshal for the district of Missouri February 17, 1841.

Relfe was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847). He continued the practice of medicine in Caledonia, Washington County, Missouri, until his death there September 14, 1863. He was interred in the Methodist Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
None (New seat)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
None (District dissolved)