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James Murray Mason Sr.

Born: November 3, 1798
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Birthplace:
Analostan Island, Washington, D.C.

Father: John Mason 1766 – 1849
(Buried: Old Christ Church Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Mother: Anna Maria Murray 1776 – 1857
(Buried: Old Christ Church Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Wife: Eliza Margaretta Chew 1798 – 1874
(Buried: Chris Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Children:

Anna Maria Mason Ambler 1825 – 1863​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Benjamin Chew Mason 1826 – 1847​
(Buried: Unknown)​
Catherine Chew Mason Dorsey 1828 – 1893
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George Mason 1830 – 1895​
Virginia Mason 1833 – 1920​
(Buried: Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​
Eliza Ida Oswald Mason 1836 – 1885​
(Buried: Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​
James Murray Mason Jr. 1839 – 1923​
(Buried: Zion Episcopal Churchyard, Charles Town, West Virginia)​
John A. Mason 1841 – 1925​
(Buried: Union Cemetery Leesburg Virginia)​

Education:

1818: Graduated from University of Pennsylvania​
1820: Graduated from College of William & Mary law school​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Winchester Virginia​
1826 – 1832: Member of Virginia State House of Delegates​
1829: Delegate to Virginia State Constitution Convention

1832: Democratic Party Presidential Elector​
1837 – 1839: United States Representative from Virginia​
1847 – 1861: United States Senator from Virginia​
1850: Drafter of the Second Fugitive Slave Law​
1857: President Pro Tempore of United States Senate​
1859: Member of Committee to Investigate John Brown’s Raid​

Civil War Service:

1861 – 1865: Confederate States Representative to Great Britain​
1861: Captured during the Trent Affair aboard the RMS Trent​
1861: Imprisoned at Fort Warren Boston Harbor Massachusetts​
1862: Released by the United States Government​
1862 – 1865: Confederate States Diplomat in London England​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1868: Lived in Canada​
1868 – 1871: Lived at Clarens Plantation in Alexandria, Virginia​

Died: April 28, 1871

Place of Death: Clarens Plantation in Alexandria, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 72 years old

Burial Place: Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia
 
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One can't really say withholding cotton from the European Market was his idea but it was his prediction.
 

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The book I've read about him says He "may" have sat on the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the Confederacy's Provisional Congress. Wouldn't it be known for sure whether He did or didn't?
 
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