Mason, James Murray (11/03/1798-04/28/1871)

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Summary

  • Occupation: U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, Confederate diplomat
  • Committees/Roles: Ad Hoc Committees: Elected to the committee on copyright on 02/09/1850.
  • Number of Terms: 3

Subject

  • Mason, James Murray
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Senator
  • Board of Regents Ad hoc committees
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)

Category

Smithsonian Board of Regents

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Images of this Regent can be found in the following repositories: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Chicago Historical Society; RU 95, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Regent type

Senator (Democrat)

State

Virginia

Notes

  • Left the U.S. Congress in 1861 to join the Confederacy, thereby removing himself from the Smithsonian Board of Regents.
  • American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1971. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the ninety-first Congress March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1971, inclusive). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971; Dictionary of American Biography. Volumes 1-20. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928-1936; Who Was Who in America. A component volume of "Who's Who in American History." Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Revised Edition. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • Regent Tenure: 03/06/1849-07/11/1861
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

Topic

  • Copyright
  • Legislators
  • Politicians
  • Diplomacy
  • Diplomats
  • History
  • Regents

Place

  • United States
  • Virginia

Form/Genre

Biographies

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