James Ferdinand IZLAR, Congress, SC (1832-1912)


IZLAR, James Ferdinand, a Representative from South Carolina; born near Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, S.C., November 25, 1832; attended the common schools; was graduated from Emory College, Oxford, Ga., in 1855; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in South Carolina; served as an officer in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; resumed the practice of law in Orangeburg, S.C.; member of the State senate 1880-1890; elected by the general assembly judge of the first judicial circuit in 1889; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William H. Brawley and served from April 12, 1894, to March 3, 1895; was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; again engaged in the practice of law in Orangeburg until 1907, when he retired; died in Orangeburg, S.C., May 26, 1912; interment in the Episcopal Cemetery.

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