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John Y. Mason

Member From: 1823 - 1827

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  • Birth Date: April 18, 1799 Birth Place:Emporia, Virginia
  • Death Date: October 3, 1859
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Mary Ann Fort
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  • Education: University of North Carolina (1816); read law at Tapping Reeve Law School in Litchfield, Connecticut
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  • Occupation/Profession: Lawyer/Judge
  • Additional Info Links: https://millercenter.org/president/tyler/essays/mason-1844-secretary-of-the-navy
  • Additional Info: 1826-1827 Assembly-John Y. Mason was succeeded by John Denegre.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Virginia Senate: 1826-1830
    Virginia Constitutional Convention: 1829, 1850
    U.S. House of Representatives: 1831-1836
    Secretary of the Navy - March 26, 1844 - March 1845, September 10, 1846 - March 7, 1849; U.S. Attorney General 1845; U.S. Envoy to France 1854 - 1859
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1823-1824 Southampton Courts of Justice
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1824-1825 Southampton Courts of Justice
1825-1826 Southampton Courts of Justice
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1826-1827 Southampton Courts of Justice
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