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Staples, Waller Redd 1826- Jurist; born in Patrick Court-house, Va., Feb. 24, 1826; graduated at William and Mary College in 1846; admitted to the bar in 1848; a member of the commission to the Provisional Congress which convened in Montgomery, Ala., in 1861; member of the Confederate Congress in 1861-64; judge of the Supreme Court of Virginia in 1870-82; and elector on the Democratic Presidential ticket in 1884. Later he became counsel for the Richmond and Danville Railroad.