James Philemon Holcombe (September 20, 1820 – August 22, 1873) was a prominent Confederate politician. He was born in Powhatan County, Virginia and represented the state in the First Confederate Congress. Before the war, he was a professor of law at the University of Virginia and authored several important legal treatises, as well as an address in 1858 on slavery's consistency with natural law and an 1853 address to the University of Virginia alumni on the importance of education.

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