BELLAMY, John Dillard, (1854 - 1942)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BELLAMY, John Dillard, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Wilmington, N.C., March 24, 1854; attended the common schools and Cape Fear Military Academy; was graduated from Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., in 1873 and from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1875; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced the practice of law in Wilmington, N.C.; city attorney of Wilmington 1892-1894; member of the State senate 1900-1902; delegate at large to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892, 1908, and 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Wilmington, N.C.; also engaged as an author; district counsel for the Seaboard Air Line Railway Co., the Southern Bell Telephone Co., and the Western Union Telegraph Co.; also connected with the street railway company and cotton mills in Wilmington, N.C.; appointed by Governor McLean as a commissioner from North Carolina to the celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington, held in Washington, D.C., in 1932; died in Wilmington, N.C., September 25, 1942; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.


Bibliography

Bellamy, John Dillard. Memoirs of an Octogenarian. [Charlotte, N.C.: Observer Printing House, 1942].