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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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"James N. Kerns To Be Buried Today." The Times [Frank McLaughlin] 7 May, 1901, 3.



Session Office Position District Party
1863 Representative Republican
1864 Representative Union Republican
1865 Representative Republican
1866 Representative Republican
1867 Representative Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


1829 - 05/04/1901

KERNS, James N., a Representative from Philadelphia; born, 1829; dance master; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1863, 1865, 1866 and 1867 terms; reelected to the House as a Union Republican for the 1864 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1868 term; president, Philadelphia Athletics, baseball team; treasurer, Philadelphia Union Republican Committee; appointed, United States Marshall (1871-1887); died, May 4, 1901 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; Interred, Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.