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John D. Ashmore

Born: Aug 18, 1819

Death: Dec 5, 1871

Birthplace: South Carolina

Nationality: United States

John D. Ashmore

Date of Birth : Aug 18, 1819
Date of Death : Dec 5, 1871
Birth Place : South Carolina

John Durant Ashmore was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, and a cousin of Robert T. Ashmore. Born in Greenville District, South Carolina, Ashmore attended the common schools. He studied law and was admitted to the bar but never practiced. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. Ashmore served as member of the South Carolina House of Representatives 1848–1853 and as Comptroller General of South Carolina 1853–1857. Ashmore was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1859, until his resignation on December 21, 1860 upon the attempted secession of South Carolina from the United States of America. He served as chairman of the Committee on Mileage. During the Civil War, Ashmore was elected colonel of the Fourth South Carolina Regiment, but resigned before the regiment was called into service. He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Greenville, South Carolina. He died in Sardis, Mississippi, December 5, 1871. He was buried in Black Jack Cemetery, near Sardis, in Panola County, Mississippi.

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