Biography[edit | edit source]
He was graduated from Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia in 1858. He served as an instructor in mathematics at Mount Pleasant Military Academy, Sing Sing (now Ossining), New York, and later at Virginia Military Institute.
He studied law at Lexington Law School in 1858 and 1859.
Mayo was presented credentials as a Readjuster Member-elect to the Forty-eighth United States Congress and served from March 4, 1883, to March 20, 1884, when he was succeeded by George T. Garrison, who contested the election.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. He resumed the practice of law upon returning to Virginia. He died in Hague, Virginia on March 29, 1896 and was interred in Yeocomico Cemetery, Tucker Hill, Virginia.
References[edit | edit source]
- Robert Murphy Mayo at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-10-18