LAMB, John, (1840 - 1924)


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LAMB, John, a Representative from Virginia; born in Sussex County, Va., June 12, 1840; attended a private school; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army in Company D, Third Virginia Cavalry; commanded his company three years; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served as sheriff, treasurer, and surveyor of Charles City County; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Sixty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; superintendent of Battle Abbey, a Confederate memorial institute in Richmond, Va., where he died on November 21, 1924; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.