CS Exe Mason Sr., James Murray, CS Diplomat to England, VA

James Murray Mason Sr.:
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Born: November 3, 1798
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Birthplace: Winchester Virginia
Father: Brig. General John Mason 1766 – 1849
(Buried: Christ Episcopal Church Alexandria Virginia)
Mother: Anna Maria Murray 1776 – 1857
(Buried: Christ Episcopal Church Alexandria Virginia)

Wife: Eliza Margaretta Chew 1798 – 1874
(Buried: Christ Episcopal Church Alexandria Virginia)

Children:
Anna Maria Mason Ambler 1825 – 1863
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
George Mason 1830 – 1896
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cemetery Galveston Texas)
Virginia Mason 1833 – 1922
(Buried: Christ Episcopal Church Alexandria Virginia)
Eliza Oswald Mason 1836 – 1885
(Buried: Christ Episcopal Church Alexandria Virginia)
Private James Murray Mason Jr. 1839 – 1923
(Buried: Zion Episcopal Churchyard Charles Town West Virginia)

Grandfather:
George Mason 1725 – 1792
(Buried: Mason Family Cemetery Lorton Virginia)

Nephew: Major General Fitzhugh Lee 1835 – 1905
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)


Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:

1818: Graduated from University of Pennsylvania
1820: Graduated from College of William and Mary Law School
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Occupation before War:
1820 – 1821: Attorney in Winchester Virginia
1826 – 1827: Member of Virginia State House of Delegates
1829: Delegate to Virginia State Constitutional Convention
1829 – 1832: Member of Virginia State House of Delegates
1832: Democratic Party Presidential Elector
1837 – 1839: United States Congressman from Virginia
1837 – 1839: Member House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee
1847 – 1861: United States Senator from Virginia
1847 – 1851: Ranking Member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
1847 – 1851: Member of Senate Library Committee
1850: Author of Fugitive Slave Law
1851 – 1861: Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
1857: President Pro Tempore of United States Senate

Civil War Career:
1847 – 1861: United States Senator from Virginia
1861: Expelled from United States Senate on July 11th​
1861: Virginia Delegate to Confederate Provisional Congress
1861 – 1865: Confederate States Diplomat to Great Britain
1861: Confined at Fort Warren after captured on USS San Jacinto

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1868: Lived in Exile in Canada
Owner of Clarens Plantation today located in Alexandria Virginia


Died: April 28, 1871
Place of Death: Alexandria Virginia
Age at time of Death: 72 years old
Burial Place: Christ Episcopal Church Alexandria Virginia
 
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