John Munford Gregory

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John Munford Gregory
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Acting Governor of Virginia
In office
March 31, 1842 – January 1, 1843
Preceded byJohn Rutherfoord
Succeeded byJames McDowell
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates for James City, York, and Williamsburg
In office
December 3, 1832 – December 6, 1841
Preceded byRobert Sheild
Succeeded byLemuel J. Bowden
Personal details
BornJuly 8, 1804
Charles City County, Virginia
DiedApril 9, 1884 (aged 79)
Richmond, Virginia
Political partyWhig
SpouseAmanda Wallace
Alma materCollege of William and Mary
ProfessionLawyer, politician

John Munford Gregory (July 8, 1804 – April 9, 1884) was a US political figure and Acting Governor of Virginia from 1842 to 1843.


Gregory was born in Virginia on July 8, 1804 and was a member of the Virginia state House of Delegates from 1831 to 1840. He served as acting Governor of Virginia from 1842 to 1843 and then as a state court judge in Virginia. Gregory died on April 9, 1884 and was buried at Shockoe Hill Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. One of Gregory's hired slaves, John Dunjee, escaped and went on to become a prominent Baptist preacher.

His home at Richmond after 1849, the Benjamin Watkins Leigh House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.[1][2]


  1. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (March 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Benjamin Watkins Leigh House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Rutherfoord
Acting Governor
Acting Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by