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Field, James Gaven 1826-

Lawyer; born in Walnut, Va., Feb. 24, 1826; went to California as paymaster United States army in 1848; was a secretary of the convention that framed the first constitution of California; returned to Virginia in 1850; admitted to the bar in 1852; was commonwealth attorney for Culpeper county in 1860-65; enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861; and lost a leg at the battle of Cedar Creek (q. v.). He was attorney-general of Virginia in 1877-82; and the candidate of the People's party for Vice-President in 1892.

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