DROMGOOLE, George Coke, (1797 - 1847)


DROMGOOLE, George Coke, (uncle of Alexander Dromgoole Sims), a Representative from Virginia; born in Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Va., May 15, 1797; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives 1823-1826; member of the State senate 1826-1835; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1829; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1841); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1843, until his death on his estate in Brunswick County, Va., April 27, 1847; interment in the family burying ground south of the Meherrin River.