Andrew Jackson MONTAGUE, Congress, VA (1862-1937)


MONTAGUE, Andrew Jackson, a Representative from Virginia; born near Lynchburg, Campbell County, Va., October 3, 1862; attended public and private schools; was graduated from Richmond (Va.) College in 1882 and from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1885; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Danville, Va.; appointed by President Cleveland as United States attorney for the western district of Virginia in 1893 and served until 1898; attorney general of Virginia 1898-1902; Governor of Virginia 1902-1906; delegate at large to the Democratic National Convention in 1904; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as United States Senator in 1905; American delegate to the Third Conference of American Republics at Rio de Janeiro in 1906; dean of Richmond College Law School 1906-1909; resumed the practice of law in Richmond in 1909; delegate to the Third International Conference on Maritime Law at Brussels in 1909 and 1910; trustee of Carnegie Institute, Washington, D.C., and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death; president of the American Society for Judicial Settlement of International Disputes in 1917; president of the American Peace Society 1920-1924; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1926 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against George W. English, judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois; president of the American group of the Interparliamentary Union 1930-1935; died at his country home in Urbanna, Middlesex County, Va., January 24, 1937; interment in Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, near Urbanna, Va.


Larsen, William E. Montague of Virginia: The Making of a Southern Progressive. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1965.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present