|Robert Murphy Mayo|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
March 4, 1883 – March 20, 1884
|Preceded by||George T. Garrison|
|Succeeded by||George T. Garrison|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties|
1886 – 1889
|Preceded by||John Luttrell|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Chambers|
1882 – 1883
|Preceded by||S. B. Burgess|
|Succeeded by||John Luttrell|
|Born||April 28, 1836|
|Died||March 29, 1896 (aged 59)|
|Resting place||Tucker Hill, Virginia|
|Alma mater||College of William and Mary|
Lexington Law School
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Service/branch||Confederate States Army|
|Unit||47th Virginia Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Robert Murphy Mayo (April 28, 1836 – March 29, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.
Born in Hague, Virginia, Mayo attended private schools and The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He was graduated from Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia in 1858. He served as an instructor in mathematics at Mount Pleasant Military Academy, Sing Sing (now Ossining), New York, and later at Virginia Military Institute. He studied law at Lexington Law School in 1858 and 1859.
Mayo served throughout the Civil War in the Confederate States Army, first as major and later as colonel of the 47th Regiment of Virginia. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hague, VA, in 1865. He then served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1881, 1882, and 1885–1888.
Mayo was presented credentials as a Readjuster Member-elect to the Forty-eighth United States Congress and served from March 4, 1883, to March 20, 1884, when he was succeeded by George T. Garrison, who contested the election. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. He resumed the practice of law upon returning to Virginia. He died in Hague, Virginia on March 29, 1896 and was interred in Yeocomico Cemetery, Tucker Hill, Virginia.
- Robert Murphy Mayo at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-10-18
- Robert Murphy Mayo at Find a Grave
|United States House of Representatives|
George T. Garrison
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st congressional district
George T. Garrison
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