SENER, James Beverley



SENER, James Beverley, a Representative from Virginia; born in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Va., May 18, 1837; attended private schools and in 1859 was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; was graduated in law from Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) at Lexington in 1860; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Fredericksburg, Va.; sheriff of Fredericksburg in 1860; sergeant of the city of Fredericksburg 1863-1865; army correspondent of the Southern Associated Press with the army of Gen. Robert E. Lee; became editor of the Fredericksburg (Va.) Ledger in 1865; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Forty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; served as chief justice of Wyoming Territory 1878-1882; died in Washington, D.C., on November 18, 1903; interment in Citizens Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Va.

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External Research Collections

Duke University
Rare Book Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

Durham, NC
Papers: 1878, 2 items. Letters concerning the appointment of James Beverly Sener, editor of the Fredericksburg Ledger, to the position of chief justice of the Wyoming Territory, 1878-1884.

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Virginia Family Miscellany Collection, 1845-1867, 3 items. Correspondents include James B. Sener.
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