Cannon, James, 1864-1944Variant names
Methodist clergyman from Virginia, journalist, and leader in the prohibition movement. Also known as James Cannon, Jr.
From the guide to the James Cannon Papers, 1869-1989, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
Methodist clergyman, journalist, and leader in the prohibition movement, from Virginia. Also known as James Cannon, Jr.
From the description of Papers, 1869-1989. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122581338
Methodist clergyman, journalist, and leader in the prohibition movement, from Virginia.
From the description of James Cannon papers, 1869-1955. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19276541
George Walter Mapp was born on 25 May 1873 to parents, Dr. John E. Mapp and Margaret Benson (LeCato) Mapp. In 1891, he received a degree of licentiate from the College of William and Mary. This qualified him to teach at the college while studying for a bachelor of arts degree. Upon graduation, he taught at Hagsett Military Academy in Danville, Kentucky. While at Hagsett, he attended classes at Centre College, Kentucky, graduating with a law degree in 1897.
Following graduation Mapp practiced law on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He entered into several partnerships, the first alongside his cousin Otho F. Mears. Upon its dissolution, he formed a partnership with his brother J. Brooks Mapp, which included an associate, Mr. Herbert Barnes.
Mapp served in the Virginia State Senate from 1911 to 1923 representing the thirty- seventh district, which encompassed Accomac, Northampton, and Princess Anne counties. As a Democratic politician, he was a leader in the temperance movement and fought for women's suffrage. Mapp ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1918 and for governor in 1925 and 1929.
In his later years, he served as the chairman of the State Commission of Fisheries and on the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary.
G. Walter Mapp married Miss Georgia Richardson Quinby on 10 November 1900. She died within a year. On 9 November 1910, he remarried Miss Mildred Townsend Aydelotte. The couple had two children. Mapp died in 1941.
From the guide to the G. Walter Mapp Papers, 1895-1935., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)
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