McCORMICK, James Robinson, (1824 - 1897)

McCORMICK, James Robinson, a Representative from Missouri; born near Irondale, Washington County, Mo., on August 1, 1824; attended the public schools in Washington County, Mo.; received private instruction and entered Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., as a medical student; was graduated from the Memphis (Tenn.) Medical College in 1849 and commenced practice in Wayne County, Mo.; moved to Perry County in 1850 and continued the practice of his profession; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1861; during the Civil War served as a surgeon in the Sixth Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Union Army; served in the State senate in 1862, but resigned on account of duties in the Army; brigadier general of militia in 1863; after the war located in Arcadia, Mo., and resumed the practice of medicine; again served in the State senate in 1866, but resigned the following year; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas E. Noel; reelected to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses and served from December 17, 1867, to March 3, 1873; was not a candidate for reelection in 1872; moved to Farmington, Mo., in 1874; practiced medicine and engaged in the drug business; died in Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo., May 19, 1897; interment in Masonic Cemetery.