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John R. Fellows (July 29, 1832 - December 7, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in Troy, New Yorkmarker, Fellows moved to Saratoga County, New Yorkmarker, with his parents, who settled near Mechanicvillemarker.He attended the country schools.

He moved to Camden, Arkansasmarker, in 1850.He studied law, wasadmitted to the bar in 1855, and commenced practice in Camden.He served as presidential elector on the Constitutional-Union ticket of Bell and Everett in 1860.He served as delegate to the State secession convention in 1861.He entered the Confederate States Army in the First Arkansas Regiment.After the Battle of Shilohmarker, he was assigned to staff duties as assistant adjutant and inspector general at Vicksburgmarker.He was captured at the surrender of Port Hudson, Louisianamarker, July 9, 1863, and released June 10, 1865.He resumed the practice of law in Camden.He was a member of the Arkansas Senate1866–1867.

He moved to New York Citymarker in 1868 and continued the practice of law.He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868.He served as assistant district attorney 1869–1872 and 1885–1887.Fellows was elected New York district attorney and served 1888–1890.Fellows was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1891, until his resignation, effective December 31, 1893.He served as district attorney of New York City again, from January 1, 1894, until his death in New York City December 7, 1896.

He was interred in Trinity Church Cemetery.

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  • Links suggesting service in Company C, 1st Arkansas Infantry, CSA
    • 1infcoc lists FELLOWS, JOHN R. Pvt Enl 1 Feb 1862 at Fredericksburg, Detached as D.C. on Ben Beal's staff. Transferred before 31 Dec 1862.
    • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System National Park Service lists John R. Fellows, Confederate 1 (Colquitt's) Arkansas Infantry, Company C. Enlisted as Private, left as Private. Film Number M376 roll 8.


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