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JAMES FREEBORN


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"Death Claims James Freeborn." The Philadelphia Inquirer [James Elverson] 01 Mar. 1907, 2.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1865 Union Republican
1866 Union Republican
1867 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia

Biography

09/23/1823 - 02/28/1907

FREEBORN, James, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, September 23, 1823 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Southwest Grammar School; sergeant, Company H, 192nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1865, Civil War); grocer’s clerk; messenger, commissioners, Philadelphia County (1848-1850); census enumerator, Philadelphia (1850); clerk, Tax Office, city of Philadelphia (1854-1856, 1858); doorkeeper, Pennsylvania State Senate (1857); deputy sheriff, Philadelphia County (1860-1864); school director; elected, board of education, Philadelphia (1862-1890); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Union Republican for the 1865 and 1866 terms; reelected to the House as a Republican for the 1867 term; superintendent, box division, United States Postal Service, Philadelphia (1867-1893); died, February 28, 1907 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.