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John Morgan Landrum
was a U.S. Representative
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Born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, Landrum pursued classical studies and was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina
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) at Columbia in 1842.
He taught school for several years.
He studied law.
He was admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced the practice of law in Shreveport, Louisiana
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He served as mayor of Shreveport in 1848 and 1849.
Landrum was elected as a Democrat
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to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861).
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress.
He continued the practice of his profession until his death in Shreveport on October 18, 1861.
He was interred in Oakland Cemetery.