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Carlile, John Snyder (John)

Born: 1817 AD
Died: 1878 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician


1817 - Carlile was born in Winchester, Virginia on the 16th of December.

1840 - He then studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practice in Beverly. Entering politics, he joined the Democratic Party.

1847 - Carlile served in the Virginia State Senate.

1850 - He was selected as a delegate to the Virginia state constitutional convention.

1854 - He joined the new Know Nothing political movement and represented Virginia's 11th District in the United States House for one term.

1861 - He was a delegate from Harrison County to the Virginia secession convention, voting no on the controversial resolution.

         - He was a leader in the anti-secession movement, and was prominent in the Wheeling Convention of June.

1865 - He was elected as one of two United States senators from the loyal faction of Virginia.

1878 - He died on the 24th of October in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.


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