James HENRY, Congress, VA (1731-1804)


HENRY, James, a Delegate from Virginia; born in Accomac County, Va., in 1731; pursued classical studies; studied law at the University of Edinburgh; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the house of burgesses 1772-1774; member of the State house of delegates in 1776, 1777, and 1779; Member of the Continental Congress in 1780; judge of the State court of admiralty 1782-1788; judge of the general court from December 24, 1788, to January 1800, when he resigned; died at his home, “Fleet Bay,” in Northumberland County, Va., December 9, 1804.

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