James W. Nesmith

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(June 23, 1820 -- 17 June, 1885) Nesmith was an American politician. Born in New Brunswick, Canada, while his parents were on vacation, Nesmith moved to Oregon in 1843. Nesmith was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1860 and later elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph G. Wilson. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Oregon Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Oregon Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Oregon Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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