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Papers, 1854-1878
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Papers, 1854-1878, of John Goode, Jr., of Bedford County and Norfolk, Virginia, consisting of letters, 24 October 1854, 29 November 1854, and 30 December 1854, to unknown recipients concerning a pension for Betsy Goff, widow of Zacheriah Goff of Bedford County; letter, October 18, 1877, to Benjamin Perley Poore containing biographical information and his Washington D.C. address; letter, 18 May 1879, to an unknown recipient, informing him that Goode will be casting a vote on an issue rather than pairing off because of actions of the Republican party; report from the Committee of Claims and the Committee on Roads and Canals of the 22nd Congress on the Petition of John Good of Ohio County, (West) Virginia, concerning damages sustained by him during construction of the Cumberland Road; address and portrait of John Goode, Jr.; oration, 1 May 1902, of Goode at the grave of Washington; and photograph of the oration at the grave of Washington by Goode on 1 May 1902
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John Goode, Jr., was born in Bedford County, Virginia, 27 May 1829 to John Goode (1796-1876) and Anne Leftwich Goode (1804-1868). He attended the New London Academy, and graduated from Emory and Henry College in Emory Virginia in 1848. Goode studied law, was admitted to the bar in April 1851, and began practicing in Bedford County. He was elected a member of the House of Delegates in 1852 and to the secession convention of 1861. During the Civil War, Goode served as a colonel in the Confederate Army and was twice elected to the Confederate Congress. After the war, he moved to Norfolk, Virginia and continued practicing law. Goode returned to the House of Delegates as a member from Norfolk from 1866 to 1867. Goode was elected to Congress and served from 1875 to 1881, but lost his reelection bid in 1880. President Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) appointed him Solicitor General of the United States in 1885 and served until 1886. Goode also served on the United States and Chilean Claims Commission in 1893, and was president of the Virginia State Bar Association from 1898 to 1899. Goode was elected to the Virginia State Constitutional Convention in 1901-1902 and was its president. He married Sallie Urquhart 10 July 1855, and they had 5 children. Goode died in Norfolk 14 July 1909, and was buried in Longwood Cemetery in Bedford County.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Aldine Book Company
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  • leaves and 19
  • p.

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