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James Pleasants
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Birth Date:December 10, 1819
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
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Occupation:US Politician

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James Pleasants

Biography:James Pleasants (1769-1836) was an American politician who served in the U.S. Senate from 1819 to 1822 and was the Governor of Virginia from 1822 to 1825.

Pleasants was born at “Cold Comfort,” in Powhatan County, Virginia, October 24, 1769. He pursued classical studies and graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Amelia County, Virginia in 1791. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates 1797-1802 and clerk of the house of delegates 1803-1811. Pleasants was elected as a Democratic Republican to the Twelfth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1811, to December 14, 1819, when he resigned, having been elected a United States Senator. Pleasants served as chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirteenth Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Fifteenth Congress). He was elected on December 10, 1819, as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John W. Eppes and served from December 14, 1819, to December 15, 1822, when he resigned. He was also chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses). He was chosen as Governor of Virginia, serving 1822-1825. Pleasants was a delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1829 and 1830. He retired and lived on his estate, “Contention,” near Goochland, Goochland County, Virginia, where he died on November 9, 1836. He was buried on his estate.

His good friend, Henry Massie, names his son James Pleasants Massie, after Pleasants. The name has been handed down, now to a total of four generations.

Preceded by: Thomas Mann Randolph Governor of Virginia 1822-1825 Succeeded by: John Tyler Governors of Virginia Henry • Jefferson • Fleming • Nelson • Harrison • Henry • E Randolph • B Randolph • H Lee • Brooke • Wood • Monroe • Page • Cabell • Tyler Sr • G Smith • Monroe • G Smith • Randolph • Barbour • Nicholas • Preston • Randolph • Pleasants • J Tyler • Giles • J Floyd • Tazewell • Robertson • Campbell • Gilmer • Patton • Rutherford • Gregory • McDowell • W "EB" Smith • JB Floyd • Johnson • Wise • Letcher • W "EB" Smith • Pierpont • Wells • Walker • Kemper • Holliday • Cameron • F Lee • McKinney • Ferrall • JH Tyler • Montague • Swanson • Mann • Stuart • Davis • Trinkle • Byrd • Pollard • Peery • Price • Darden • Tuck • Battle • Stanley •

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James Pleasants's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: December 10, 1819

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

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James Pleasants's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: December 10, 2023

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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