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 by John Rutherfoord
Succeeded by James McDowell
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
In office
Personal details
Born July 8, 1804
Charles City County, Virginia
Died April 9, 1884 (aged 79)
Richmond, Virginia
Nationality American
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Amanda Wallace
Alma mater College of William and Mary
Profession Lawyer, 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 Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

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