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ARMSTRONG, JAMES, editor, was born September 7, 1855, at Hillsboro, Lawrence County, and died October 20, 1911, at Scottsboro; son of James and Lucy (McKissack) Armstrong; grandson of Andrew and Jane (Berry) Armstrong, and of Col. Archibald and Susan (Harrison) McKissack, the latter a member of the famous Harrison family which gave two presidents to the United States. The McKissicks were relatives of Gen. Winchester of the Revolutionary War.

Mr. Armstrong was educated in the common schools of Scottsboro; and at the East Tennessee University, Knoxvilie.

In 1877, he established the "Scottsboro Citizen" and was its editor and publisher continuously until his death.

He was elected to the house of representatives, of 1907, from Jackson County; during the 53rd and 59th congresses he held a government position in Washington. He was a Democrat; a Methodist; a Knight of Pythias; and a Knight of Honor.

May 18, 1880, at Decatur, to Malie, daughter of Phil. H. and Lizzie N. (Moore) Henderson.

1. Phil. H.;
2. Andrew;
3. Henry C;
4. Marie.

Last residence: Scottsboro.

Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, by Thomas McAdory Owen, LL. D., Volume III,
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1921

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