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MONTAGUE, Robert L., statesman, born in Middlesex county, Virginia, 23 May, 1819" died 4 March, 1880. He received his education at William and Mary, where in 1842 he took the degree of LL.B. He began the practice of law in Middlesex county in 1844, was repeatedly a member of the Virginia legislature, thrice a presidential elector, lieutenant-governor of the state for four years, and a member of the Virginia secession convention, and president at its last session, he served in the Confederate congress from 1863 until it ceased to exist. In 1873 he was elected judge of the eighth judicial circuit, and for several years he was president of the General Baptist association of Virginia.
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