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  Russell, James M.
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AffiliationWhig   
NameJames M. Russell
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Bedford, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born November 10, 1786
DiedNovember 14, 1870 (84 years)
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Oct 19, 2015 03:54am
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InfoRUSSELL, James McPherson, (father of Samuel Lyon Russell), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in York, Pa., November 10, 1786; moved with his parents to a farm near Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa.; attended the classical academy of James Ross in Chambersburg; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Franklin County in 1807; was admitted to the Bedford County bar in 1808 and commenced practice in Bedford, Pa.; first burgess of Bedford Borough in 1818 and 1819; member of the State constitutional convention in 1837; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Black and served from December 21, 1841, to March 3, 1843; was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; resumed the practice of law; trustee of the Bedford Academy and secretary of the Chambersburg & Bedford Turnpike Co.; died in Bedford, Pa., November 14, 1870; interment in Bedford Cemetery.

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  12/21/1841 PA - District 18 - Special Election Won 50.04% (+1.42%)
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