John J. McRae
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi's 5th district|
December 7, 1858 –January 12, 1861
|Preceded by||John A. Quitman|
|Succeeded by||Legrand W. Perce|
|21st Governor of Mississippi|
January 10, 1854 –November 16, 1857
|Preceded by||John J. Pettus|
|Succeeded by||William McWillie|
| United States Senator |
December 1, 1851 –March 17, 1852
|Preceded by||Jefferson Davis|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Adams|
|Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives|
John Jones McRae
January 10, 1815
Sneedsboro, North Carolina
|Died||May 31, 1868 53) (aged|
Belize City, British Honduras (now Belize)
John Jones McRae (January 10, 1815 –May 31, 1868) was an American Democratic politician.
McRae was born in Sneedsboro, North Carolina. In 1817, he moved with his parents to Winchester, Mississippi.
Sneedsboro is a ghost town in Anson County, North Carolina, United States.
Winchester is a ghost town in Wayne County, Mississippi, United States.
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He died on a visit to British Honduras (now Belize), where his brother Colin J. McRae lived in exile.
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| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi |
Served alongside: Henry S. Foote, Walker Brooke
John J. Pettus
| Governor of Mississippi |
|U.S. House of Representatives|
John A. Quitman
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Mississippi's 5th congressional district
Legrand W. Perce
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