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RICAUD, James Barroll (ry-cawd), jurist, born in Baltimore, Maryland, 11 February, 1808; died in Chestertown, Maryland, 26 January, 1866. He was educated at St. Mary's college, Baltimore, Maryland, studied law, and on admission to tile bar entered into practice at Chestertown. He was a member of the Maryland senate in 1838, and of the house of delegates in 1843 and succeeding sessions, and a presidential elector on the Harrison ticket in 1836, and on the Clay ticket in 1844. He was elected a member of congress by the American party for two successive reruns, serving from 3 December, 1855, till 3 March, 1859. He subsequently sat in the state senate, but resigned on being appointed a judge of the circuit court in 1864.
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