|Name||James I. McKay|
|Address|| Bladen County|
Elizabethtown, North Carolina , United States
|| 00, 1793
|| September 04, 1853
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|Info||McKAY, James Iver, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C., in 1793. Note: this candidate's name was often given as James J. McKay in contemporary records. |
Pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; appointed United States attorney for the district of North Carolina on March 6, 1817
NC Senate (F-Bladen) 1815-1819, 1822, 1826 and (D-Bladen) 1830.
Supported Andrew Jackson's candidacy for President and joined the Democratic Party at the close of the first party system.
U.S. Representative (D-NC) 1831-49; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Twenty-fifth Congress), Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Twenty-sixth Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Ways and Means (Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses).
Died in Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., September 4, 1853.
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