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Pennsylvania State Senate

James W Quiggle

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Portrait: Courtesy Clinton County Historical Society



Session Position District Party
1853 14 Buchanan Democrat
1855 14 Buchanan Democrat
 Counties   Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan


1820 - 1878

Born at Wayne, Clinton County, January 20, 1820; studied law with Jasmes Gamble at Jersey Shore; admitted to Clinton and Lycoming bar (1841); state Senate, 1853-1855; appointed by President James Buchanan as American Consul to Antwerp during the Civil War, where he attempted to persuade Gen. Guiseppi Garibaldi to command military operations for the Lincoln administration; a plan aborted by early 1863.  He returned to Clinton County where he served as deputy attorney general and later, prosecuting attorney.  James died on  November 28, 1878.