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James Philemon Holcombe

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James Philemon Holcombe

James Philemon Holcombe (September 20, 1820 – August 22, 1873) was a prominent .

Although his parents freed their slaves and later moved to Indiana, Holcombe spoke widely in favor of slavery. He delivered an addressFirst Confederate Congress. He did not return to The University after the war.

After the American Civil War, he established a high school for boys at Bellevue near Goode, Virginia. It functioned into the late-19th century.[1]


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  • Political Graveyard website

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