James Alexander LOCKHART, Congress, NC (1850-1905)


LOCKHART, James Alexander, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Anson County, N.C., June 2, 1850; attended the common schools; was graduated from Trinity College, Durham, N.C., in June 1873; studied law in Charlotte, N.C.; was admitted to the bar in 1874; settled in Wadesboro, N.C., where he practiced his profession; mayor of Wadesboro in 1875; member of the state house of representatives in 1878; served in the state senate in 1880; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1895, to June 5, 1896, when he was succeeded by Charles H. Martin, who contested his election; resumed the practice of his profession in Wadesboro, N.C.; died in Charlotte, N.C., on December 24, 1905; interment in Eastview Cemetery, Wadesboro, N.C.

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