John F. Snodgrass
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John F. Snodgrass
John Fryall Snodgrass
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 11th district

March 4, 1853 - June 5, 1854
John Letcher
Charles S. Lewis
Personal details
Born(1804-03-02)March 2, 1804
Berkeley County, Virginia, U.S.
DiedJune 5, 1854(1854-06-05) (aged 50)
Parkersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Resting placeRiverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

John Fryall Snodgrass (March 2, 1804 – June 5, 1854) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.


Snodgrass was born in Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia) to William Snodgrass and Ann Fryatt Snodgrass. He completed preparatory studies, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843.[1] He began the practice of law in Parkersburg, Virginia. Snodgrass served as delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850.[2]

Snodgrass was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1853, until his death in Parkersburg (now West Virginia) on June 5, 1854.[3]

Personal life

Snodgrass was married to Louisa Kinnaird Snodgrass and they had three children, John William Snodgrass, Kinnaird Snodgrass and Mary Louisa Snodgrass Murphy.[4]

Death and legacy

He is interred in Riverview Cemetery in Parkersburg. There is a cenotaph in his honor in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "SNODGRASS, John Fryall, (1804 - 1854)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Snodgrass, John Fryall (1804-1854)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Rep. John Snodgrass". Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "Louisa Kinnaird Snodgrass". Find A Grave. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "John Fryall Snodgrass". Find A Grave. Retrieved 2012.

External links

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

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