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  • Full Name: Patrick H. McCaull
  • Served: 1879 - 1883
  • Bio Information: Born in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland, December 15, 1851 Died in Lynchburg, Va., July 3, 1915 Buried in the East End Cemetery, Wytheville, Va. Patrick H. McCaull was the son of John and Margaret (McRobert) McCaull. He was a member of the House of Delegates, representing Pulaski County, 1875-79. In 1879, he was secretary of the newly organized Readjuster Party. In 1885, he was secretary of the Republican Convention that met in Richmond July 15, at which John S. Wise was nominated for Governor. He was a Republican candidate for Congress from the 6th District, and was also a Republican candidate for Governor against J. Hoge Tyler in 1897. He was elected clerk of court in Roanoke County, beginning July I, 1887, for six years, and Collector of Internal Revenue for the 6th District, with an office in Lynchburg. He was assistant postmaster of Lynchburg when he died. He was made a captain in the U. S. Army in the Quartermaster Department in the Spanish-American War. He later served in the Boxer Rebellion in China. He married, December 27, 1876, Ida Baskerville, daughter of Judge John B, and Matilda J. Baskerville of Pulaski County. Photograph on file in the office of the Clerk of the House of Delegates. While he was Clerk of the House, the Speakers were BENJAMIN WATKINS LACY and ISAAC CHAPMAN FOWLER.

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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