Pryor, Roger Atkinson

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to
Full name
Roger Atkinson Pryor
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
University of Virginia
Other
Other Education
Hampden-Sidney College, VA
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Journalist
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Pierce Administration (1853-57)
Confederate government (1861-65)
Diplomat
US House of Representatives
State supreme court
Military
Confederate Army

Roger Atkinson Pryor (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
PRYOR, Roger Atkinson, a Representative from Virginia; born near Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Va., July 19, 1828; was graduated from Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia, in 1845 and from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1848; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and practiced a short time in Petersburg, but abandoned law on account of ill health; engaged on the editorial staff of the Washington Union in 1852 and the Richmond Enquirer in 1854; appointed special United States Minister to Greece in 1854; returned and established The South in 1857; associated himself with the staff of the Washington States; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William O. Goode and served from December 7, 1859, to March 3, 1861; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as a colonel in 1861 and brigadier general in 1863; later resigned his commission and reenlisted as a private soldier; member of the Virginia Confederate House of Representatives; captured by the Union troops in November 1864 and confined in Fort Lafayette, but soon afterward was released; moved to New York City and practiced law 1866-1890; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876; judge of the court of common pleas of New York 1890-1894; justice of the New York Supreme Court 1894-1899; retired upon reaching the age limit; appointed official referee by the appellate division of the supreme court April 10, 1912, and served until his death in New York City March 14, 1919; interment in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.
"Pryor, Roger Atkinson," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000558.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Holzman, Robert S. Adapt or Perish: The Life of General Roger A. Pryor, C.S.A. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1976. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Pryor, Roger Atkinson," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/6439.