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JAMES FREELAND


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1852 Whig
1862 Republican
1863 Union Republican
 Counties   Dauphin

Biography

09/09/1809 - 03/23/1881

FREELAND, James, a Representative from Dauphin County; born, September 9, 1809 in Perry County, Pa.; contractor, Gettysburg Railroad (1837-1839); contractor, Wiconisco Canal; farmer; hotel proprietor, Millersburg (1841-1842); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1851; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1852); contractor, Erie and New York Railroad (1855-1856); reelected to the House as a Republican in 1861 and as a Union Republican in 1862; died, March 23, 1881 in Halifax Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interred, Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.