James D. Breckinridge

James D. Breckinridge

James D. Breckinridge

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<!-- This article was automatically created by polbot from http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000786. The prose may be stilted, and there may be grammatical and Wikification errors. Please improve in any way you see fit. -->James Douglas Breckinridge (died May 6, 1849) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. He was a member of the Breckinridge family.

Born in Woodville, near Louisville, Kentucky, Breckinridge attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Virginia from 1800 to 1803.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Louisville, Kentucky.He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1809 to 1811.He was appointed judge by Governor Joseph Desha in April 1826, but declined to serve.

Breckinridge was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Wingfield Bullock (November 21, 1821 – March 3, 1823).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress.He resumed the practice of law.He died in Louisville, Kentucky, May 6, 1849.He was interred in St. John's Cemetery.He was reinterred in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Louisville in 1867.


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