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James Phelan, Sr. (October 11, 1821 – May 17, 1873) was a senator in the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War from the state of Mississippi.

Biography[]

He was born in Huntsville, Alabama. He became a member of the Mississippi state senate in 1860, then was elected as a Senator from Mississippi in the First Confederate Congress 1862–64.

He was interred in Aberdeen, Mississippi, following his death at the age of 51.

His son, James Phelan, Jr., became a congressman.

References[]

This article incorporates facts obtained from The Political Graveyard.

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February 18, 1862 – February 17, 1864
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