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George Coke Dromgoole (May 15, 1797 – April 27, 1847) was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Virginia. He was the uncle of Alexander Dromgoole Sims.

George Coke Dromgoole
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1843 – April 27, 1847
Preceded byGeorge B. Cary
Succeeded byRichard K. Meade
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byJames Gholson
Succeeded byWilliam O. Goode
Member of the Virginia Senate from Brunswick, Dinwiddie and Greensville Counties
In office
1832–1834
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byRichard K. Meade
In office
1830
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byHimself
Member of the Virginia Senate from Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Lunenburg and Mecklenberg Counties
In office
1826–1829
Preceded byBurwell Goodwyn
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Speaker of the Virginia Senate
In office
1832–1834
Preceded byWilliam Holt
Succeeded byStafford Parker
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Brunswick County
In office
1823–1825
Alongside Jesse Read, James Gholson
Personal details
Born(1797-05-15)May 15, 1797
Lawrenceville, Virginia
DiedApril 27, 1847(1847-04-27) (aged 49)
Brunswick County, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic (after 1837)
Other political
affiliations
Jacksonian (before 1837)
Occupationlawyer

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BiographyEdit

Born in Lawrenceville, Virginia, Dromgoole completed preparatory studies, studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1823 to 1826, a member of the Virginia Senate from 1826 to 1835 and was a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1829. Dromgoole was elected a Jacksonian and Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1834, serving from 1835 to 1841, declining reelection in 1840. He was later elected back in 1842, serving again from 1843 until his death on April 27, 1847 at his estate in Brunswick County, Virginia. He was interred in the family cemetery south of the Meherrin River. Dromgoole also has a cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

ElectionsEdit

  • 1835; Dromgoole was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 55.65% of the vote, defeating Whig James H. Gholson.
  • 1837; Dromgoole was re-elected unopposed,
  • 1839; Dromgoole was re-elected with 57.12% of the vote, defeating Whig Gholson.
  • 1843; Dromgoole was re-elected with 87.72% of the vote, defeating Whig William Robertson.
  • 1845; Dromgoole was re-elected with 56.97% of the vote, defeating Whig George W. Bolling.
  • 1847; Dromgool was re-elected with 50.24% of the vote, defeating Whig Bolling.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "George Dromgoole (id: D000504)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • George Dromgoole at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Gholson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th congressional district

1835–1841
Succeeded by
William Goode
Preceded by
George B. Cary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district

1843–1847
Succeeded by
Richard K. Meade