RIXEY, John Franklin, (1854 - 1907)


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

RIXEY, John Franklin, a Representative from Virginia; born in Culpeper County, Va., August 1, 1854; attended the common schools, Bethel Academy, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Culpeper, Va.; Commonwealth attorney for Culpeper County, Va., 1879-1891; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 8, 1907, before the close of the Fifty-ninth Congress; had been reelected to the Sixtieth Congress; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper, Va.