JAMES BENJAMIN SCLATER JR.

(1847-1882)
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Sclater (pronounced “slaughter”) was born in Orange County, Virginia, and was raised in Richmond. In March 1864, he entered Virginia Military Institute, and as a cadet, he saw military service in the defense of Richmond.


At the University of Virginia, he studied medicine and roomed two doors from Taylor in 43 West Range with Robertson Howard, another Founder. After brief employment in the drug industry in Charlotte, North Carolina, he returned to Richmond and worked in his father’s business. The youngest of the Founders to die, he never married.

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