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ENGLISH, JAMES N.
ENGLISH, JAMES N. (1837–?). James N. English, lawyer and legislator, the son of Campbell and Elizabeth English, was born in Red River County, Texas, on December 24, 1837. His family moved to Titus County, where he was educated. In the summer of 1861 he joined Company I of the Ninth Texas Cavalry of the Confederate Army, was elected captain, and served in the Trans-Mississippi Department until he resigned in 1862. He returned to Texas and entered the Texas frontier service, remaining in it until the close of the Civil War. In 1864 English married Marticia Stanfield in Johnson County. He went to Tennessee in 1866, but he returned to Texas in 1871 and entered a mercantile business at Cleburne. About 1873 he began to practice law and served as county attorney of Johnson County for two years. He represented the county in the House of the Sixteenth Legislature in 1879. In 1884 he was elected county attorney.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties (Chicago: Lewis, 1892).
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