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Briscoe Baldwin

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Briscoe G Baldwin January 18, 1789 – May 18, 1852 was Virginia attorney, politician, and jurist Briscoe served two terms in the Virginia House of Delegates and served for ten years in the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Death
  • 4 References
  • 5 Bibliography
  • 6 External links

Early life

Baldwin was born in Winchester, Virginia After attending private schools, he entered the College of William and Mary and graduated in 1807 In the War of 1812, he served as a Captain[1]

Later, he studied law under Judge William Daniel in Cumberland County and started practice in Staunton[2]


The Virginia Capitol at Richmond VA
where 19th century Conventions met

In 1818-20 and again in 1824, Baldwin served in the House of Delegates from Augusta Over his military career he attained the rank of Major-General of Virginia militia He delivered the oration at the celebration at the Jamestown Jubilee in 1822[3]

Baldwin was elected a member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830 There he served from the Senatorial District that included Augusta, Rockbridge and Pendleton Counties The Convention appointed him to its Judicial Committee[4]

He served again in the House of Delegates in 1841-42 and there led a proposal to move the state Capital from Richmond to more centrally located Staunton in Augusta County[5]

On January 29, 1842, Baldwin was elected by the General Assembly to the Supreme Court of Appeals He held this position until his death[6]


Briscoe G Baldwin died on May 18, 1852 in Staunton, Virginia

A large collection consisting almost solely of the legal, financial, and personal correspondence of Archibald Stuart and Briscoe Baldwin, lawyers from Staunton, and their related family letters is housed at the University of Virginia[7]


  1. ^ Pulliam 1901, p 74
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography 1915, "Briscoe Baldwin"
  3. ^ Pulliam 1901, p 74
  4. ^ Pulliam 1901, p 68, 70
  5. ^ Pulliam 1901, p 74
  6. ^ Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography 1915, "Briscoe Baldwin"
  7. ^ Ranson, "Judge Briscoe G Baldwin"


  • Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography; Volume 2 Lyon Gardiner Tyler ed Lewis Historical Publishing Company 1915 pp 65–66 ISBN 1177835193 Retrieved 15 June 2014 Briscoe Baldwinmw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-right
  • Ranson, Thomas D "Judge Briscoe G Baldwin" The Virginia Law Register 1 3: 236–237 doi:102307/1098643 JSTOR 1098643
  • Pulliam, David Loyd 1901 The Constitutional Conventions of Virginia from the foundation of the Commonwealth to the present time John T West, Richmond ISBN 978-1-2879-2059-5

External links

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