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Pennsylvania State Senate

Francis James


Session Position District Party
1835-1836 4 Anti-Mason
1837-1838 3 Anti-Mason
 Counties   Chester, Delaware, Montgomery


1799 - 1886

JAMES, Francis, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Thornbury Township, Chester County, Pa., April 4, 1799; attended the public schools and Gauses’ Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Chester County in 1825 and commenced practice in West Chester, Pa.; member of the State senate 1834-1836; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to Congress, 1839; reelected as a Whig, March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843; chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business; resumed the practice of his profession in West Chester, Chester County, Pa.; chief burgess in 1850; died in West Chester, Pa., January 4, 1886; interment in Oakland Cemetery.