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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 Position District Party
1863 Republican
1864 Republican
1865 Republican
1866 Republican
1867 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 term; reelected to the House to serve 4 consecutive terms thereafter; 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.