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  Hemphill, Joseph
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NameJoseph Hemphill
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born January 07, 1770
DiedMay 29, 1842 (72 years)
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InfoHEMPHILL, Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Thornbury Township, Chester County, Pa., January 7, 1770; completed a preparatory course; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1791; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1793 and commenced practice in West Chester, Pa.

PA State House (F-Chester County) 1797-1800. During his service, Hemphill played an instrumental role in obtaining the first poorhouse in Pennsylvania, which was built in Chester County.

U.S. Representative (F-PA) 1801-1803. During his term in Congress, Hemphill only gave one speech on the floor, which came during the debate on the repeal of a judiciary act. After that time, he was known as "Single-Speech Hemphill."

Moved to Philadelphia in 1803; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1805; appointed the first president judge of the district court of the city and county of Philadelphia

U.S. Representative (F, D) 1819-1826 (resigned)

U.S. Representative (D-PA) 1829-1831

PA State House 1831-1832

Died in Philadelphia, Pa., May 29, 1842; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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Walter C. Woodward, Congress: The Chester County Line, pp. 41-42.

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