James Ponder

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Birthday
31, 1819
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Nov 5, 1897 (78)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1819
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Nov 5, 1897 (78)

About

Democratic politician who was the Governor of Delaware from 1871 to 1875 and who also served in the Delaware General Assembly.

Before Fame

He took over his father's business and progressed it enough to involve shipbuilding, banking, and agriculture.

Trivia

He was staunchly against African Americans voting in the elections of 1870, the first after the Civil War.

Family Life

He was married to Sallie Waples in 1851, and they had four children: Ida, John, James and Anna.

Associated With

He was in office the same time as President Ulysses S. Grant.