James F. Izlar

James Ferdinand Izlar (November 25, 1832 – May 26, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

James Ferdinand Izlar
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In office
April 12, 1894 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byWilliam H. Brawley
Succeeded byWilliam Elliott
President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina Senate
In office
November 25, 1884 – December 18, 1889
Preceded byWilliam Wallace Harllee
Succeeded byHenry Adams Meetze
Member of the South Carolina Senate from Orangeburg County
In office
November 23, 1880 – December 18, 1889
Preceded bySamuel L. Duncan
Succeeded byJames William Stokes
Personal details
BornNovember 25, 1832
Orangeburg, South Carolina
DiedMay 26, 1912(1912-05-26) (aged 79)
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Resting placeOrangeburg, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materEmory College
Professionlawyer, politician, judge

Born near Orangeburg, South Carolina, Izlar attended the common schools. He graduated from Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, in 1855. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1858. He served as an officer in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. After the war, he resumed the practice of law in Orangeburg.

He served as member of the State senate 1880-1890, and was elected by the general assembly to be judge of the first judicial circuit in 1889. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884. Izlar was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William H. Brawley and served from April 12, 1894, to March 3, 1895. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894.

He again engaged in the practice of law in Orangeburg until 1907, when he retired. He died in Orangeburg, South Carolina, May 26, 1912 and was interred in the Episcopal Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "James F. Izlar (id: I000054)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Brawley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
William Elliott