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  McRae, John Jones
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NameJohn Jones McRae
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, Mississippi , United States
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Born January 10, 1815
DiedMay 31, 1868 (53 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Feb 05, 2013 01:27pm
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InfoMcRAE, John Jones, a Senator and a Representative from Mississippi; born in Sneedsboro (now McFarlan), N.C., January 10, 1815; moved with his parents to Winchester, Wayne County, Miss., in 1817; pursued an academic course; graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1834; studied law in Pearlington, Miss.; admitted to the bar and practiced; founded the Eastern Clarion at Paulding, Miss.; member, State house of representatives 1848-1850, serving as speaker in 1850; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jefferson Davis and served from December 1, 1851, to March 17, 1852, when a successor was elected and qualified; Governor of Mississippi 1854-1858; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John A. Quitman; reelected to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from December 7, 1858, until he withdrew on January 12, 1861; representative from Mississippi in the Confederate Congress 1862-1864; went to British Honduras in May 1868, and died at Belize, May 31, 1868; interment at Belize, British Honduras.


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  11/06/1861 MS CSA District 07 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/01/1860 US House Speaker Lost 0.08% (-8.88%)
  10/03/1859 MS - District 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/04/1858 MS - District 05 Special Election Won 99.08% (+98.16%)
  11/06/1855 MS Governor Won 54.22% (+8.44%)
  11/08/1853 MS Governor Won 54.07% (+8.14%)
  11/30/1851 MS US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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