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James F. Lipscomb
Member From: 1869 - 1877
- Birth Date: December 4, 1830 Birth Place:Cumberland County, Virginia
- Death Date: August 10, 1893
- Gender: Male Race: African American
- Spouse: Judith Lipscomb
- Children: 1 daughter
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- Occupation/Profession: Storeowner
Additional Info Links:
Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
Bio from Virginia's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
- Bio: James F. Lipscomb represented Cumberland County in the House of Delegates from 1869 until 1877. Born free in Cumberland, Lipscomb became a landholder after the American Civil War (1861–1865) and in 1869 he won a seat in the General Assembly, the second election in which African Americans could vote in Virginia. Affiliated with the radical wing of the Republican Party and reelected three times, Lipscomb lost his attempt for a fifth term in 1877. He was likely related to John Robinson, who represented Cumberland County in the Convention of 1867–1868 and in the Senate of Virginia. Lipscomb, primarily a farmer, possessed one of the largest African American–owned houses in the county. He also opened a store that stayed in his family until it closed in 1971.
|1875-1877||Cumberland||Republican||Executive Expenditures Committee|
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