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LAMB, John (1840-1924)

LAMB, JOHN, a Representative from Virginia; born in Sussex County, Va., June 12, 1840; attended a private school; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army in Company D, Third Virginia Cavalry; commanded his company three years; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served as sheriff, treasurer, and surveyor of Charles City County; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Sixty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; superintendent of Battle Abbey, a Confederate memorial institute in Richmond, Va., where he died on November 21, 1924; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.

College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library
Williamsburg, VA
Papers: In the Frank P. McConnell Papers, 1912-1918, 82 items.
Correspondents include John Lamb.


University of Virginia
Special Collections, Alderman Memorial Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers : In the papers of the Brockenbrough, Lamb, Fauntleroy, and Smith familes, ca. 1835-1945, ca. 1,500 items.
Collection contains letters of John Lamb to Eliza Bland Lamb, 1902-1909.

Papers: In the papers of James Taylor Ellyson, 1865, 1896-1910, 1,500 items.
Correspondents include John Lamb.

  • Lamb, John. Bonds or treasury notes. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1898.
  • ------. The financial bill. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900?]
  • ------. Malvern Hill (July 1st, 1862) An address delivered before Pickett Camp, Confederate Veterans, Richmond, Virginia, on March 8th, 1897. Richmond: J. E. Goode Print. Co., 1897.
  • ------. Payment of government bonds. Speech ... in the House ... January 31 and February 1, 1898. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1898.