BOULDIN, James Wood (1792-1854)

BOULDIN, JAMES WOOD, (brother of Thomas Tyler Bouldin), a Representative from Virginia; born in Charlotte County, Va., in 1792; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar April 12, 1813, and commenced practice at Charlotte Court House, Va.; member of state house of delegates, 1825-1826; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas T. Bouldin; reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress; reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress; and served from March 15, 1834, to March 3, 1839; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-fifth Congress); resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; died at his country home, ``Forest Hill,'' Charlotte County, Va., March 30, 1854; interment in the private burial ground on his estate.

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Bouldin Family Papers, 1832-1907, 45 items.
The papers contain letters, 1823-53, of James Wood Bouldin to Louis C. Bouldin, Powhatan Bouldin & Alice L. Bouldin McCargo constitute the bulk of the collection. Bouldin's letters are divided between a group written home, 1843-44, during an extended trip to New Orleans and Vicksburg, and letters of advise, 1849-50, to his sons at V.M.I. and U. Va. Several of the latter have been extracted into essays on the merits of study.

Papers: In the Richard J. Reid Papers, 1770-1910, 2500 items.
Correspondents include James W. Bouldin.

Papers: In Homer Richey's Notes on Goethe, Schiller, Milton, and Bunyan, n.d., 2 items.
Other authors include James Wood Bouldin.

Papers: In the Thornhill Family and Thomas S. Bocock Papers, 1760-1897, approximately 3,000 items.
Correspondents include James W. Bouldin.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: In the Baskervill Family Papers, ca. 1751-1904, 6 items.
Persons represented include James Wood Bouldin.