Richard Coke Jr.

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Richard Coke Jr. (November 16, 1790 – March 31, 1851) was a nineteenth-century congressman and lawyer from Virginia. He was the uncle of politician Richard Coke.

Born in Williamsburg, Virginia, Coke pursued in preparatory studies as a young man. He graduated from the College of William and Mary, studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Gloucester County, Virginia. He owned slaves.[1] He was elected a Jacksonian to the United States House of Representatives in 1828, serving from 1829 to 1833. Coke died at his plantation called "Abingdon Place" in Gloucester County, Virginia, on March 31, 1851, and was interred in the family cemetery on the estate.

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  1. ^ "Congress slaveowners", The Washington Post, 2022-01-19, retrieved 2022-07-15
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1833
Succeeded by